A Letter to the Luminous Deep - The Sunken Archive (Hardback)
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A Letter to the Luminous Deep - The Sunken Archive (Hardback)

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Hardback 368 Pages
Published: 25/04/2024
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Whimsical and romantic, Cathrall's underwater-set magical academia story revolves around a recluse and a scholar who mysteriously vanish after making a fantastical discovery.

A beautiful discovery outside the window of her underwater home prompts the reclusive E. to begin a correspondence with renowned scholar Henerey Clel. The letters they share are filled with passion, at first for their mutual interests, and then, inevitably, for each other.

Together, they uncover a mystery from the unknown depths, destined to transform the underwater world they both equally fear and love. But by no mere coincidence, a seaquake destroys E.'s home, and she and Henerey vanish.

A year later, E.'s sister Sophy, and Henerey's brother Vyerin, are left to solve the mystery of their siblings' disappearances with the letters, sketches and field notes left behind. As they uncover the wondrous love their siblings shared, Sophy and Vyerin learn the key to their disappearance - and what it could mean for life as they know it.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780356522777
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 580 g
Dimensions: 236 x 158 x 38 mm


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Cathrall's debut caught me up on a wave of whimsy and swept me away with its charm. A story to be cherished

A fascinating and charming story told in a uniquely elegant voice. A watery wonder of a novel! I loved it.

A Letter to the Luminous Deep is like nothing I've read before. The heartfelt intimacy of the epistolary narrative, juxtaposed with the magnificent oceanic world-building, results in a novel that is at once deeply human and mind-bogglingly imaginative. Both the setting and the story are exquisite, but it was the lovingly crafted voices of the characters that kept me hooked from beginning to end

An underwater treasure-chest to be slowly unpacked, full of things I adore: nosy and loving families, epistolary romance, gorgeous worldbuilding, and anxious scholars doing their best to meet the world with kindness and curiosity - Freya Marske, author of A MARVELLOUS LIGHT

A shimmering, delicately crafted delight. . . Readers looking for heart warming romance and scholarly mystery against the backdrop of a wildly imaginative world will be charmed - H.G. Parry, author of THE MAGICIAN'S DAUGHTER

With its gorgeous underwater setting and whimsical academic sensibility, A Letter to the Luminous Deep is a strange, epistolary wonder - Mary McMyne, author of THE BOOK OF GOTHEL

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“An exquisitely elegant epistolary romance with a unique underwater setting!”

A Letter to the Luminous Deep is an epistolary novel full of exquisitely beautiful writing and a unique underwater setting that was captivating in its descriptions. Through various forms of correspondence, the plot... More

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“4.5⭐️ A stunner of a book, this has all the magic and whimsy of Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries but is a truly unique tale.”

With an unusual style that may not be for everyone but is certainly for me, I absolutely adored that this was an epistolary book- there’s just something so intimate and cosy about unraveling a story through personal... More

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“An epistolary novel full of sweet, romantic, intimate, charming and heartwarming letters!”

The reclusive E. and her penal, Scholar Henery Clel, do fall in love through their letters filled with passion. Together, they uncover a mystery from the unknown depths, destined to transform the underwater world they... More

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