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Summer in Orcus - T. Kingfisher
Summer in Orcus
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When the witch Baba Yaga walks her house into the backyard, eleven-year-old Summer enters into a bargain for her heart’s desire. Her search will take her to the strange, surreal world of Orcus, where birds talk, women change their shape, and frogs sometimes grow on trees. But underneath the... show more
When the witch Baba Yaga walks her house into the backyard, eleven-year-old Summer enters into a bargain for her heart’s desire. Her search will take her to the strange, surreal world of Orcus, where birds talk, women change their shape, and frogs sometimes grow on trees. But underneath the whimsy of Orcus lies a persistent darkness, and Summer finds herself hunted by the monstrous Houndbreaker, who serves the distant, mysterious Queen-in-Chains…From the Hugo and Nebula award winning author of "Digger" and "Jackalope Wives" comes a story of adventure, betrayal, and heart's desire. T. Kingfisher, who writes for children as Ursula Vernon, weaves together a story of darkness, whimsy, hope and growing things, for all the adults still looking for a door to someplace else.“It’s Wes Craven meets L. Frank Baum, or Narnia for those of us who thought Narnia smiled without showing enough of its teeth.” ~KB Spangler, [i]Digital Divide[/i]
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Format: Kindle Edition
ASIN: B01N26G2I0
Publisher: Red Wombat Tea Company
Pages no: 268
Edition language: English
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3.0 Summer in Orcus - T. Kingfisher
I started reading Summer in Orcus when it was being posted by the writer as a serial, but fell behind and stopped, so I was pleased to see it get nominated for the YA not-a-Hugo and then turn up in the voter's packet. I wish I could have given it more than 3 stars but it didn't knock my socks off, s...
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5.0 Summer in Orcus by T. Kingfisher (aka Ursula Vernon)
This is a wonderful, entertaining, beautifully written book about portals, adventures and some of the most original world building and characters I've come across (I've never come across migrating houses before or half the stuff this author comes up with). Summer in Orcus is a book for teenagers tha...
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