The House in the Cerulean Sea: Exclusive Edition (Paperback)
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The House in the Cerulean Sea: Exclusive Edition (Paperback)

The House in the Cerulean Sea: Exclusive Edition (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 16/09/2021
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Whimsical without being twee, Klune’s enchanting fantasy romance sees a case worker for magical children forced to choose between saving the world or dividing a family when he is sent to a mysterious residence housing half a dozen unique youths.

Exclusive Edition - with yellow sprayed edges

A standard edition is available here.

An enchanting story, masterfully told, The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune is about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place - and realizing that family could be yours.

He expected nothing. But they gave him everything . . .

Linus Baker leads a quiet life. At forty, he has a tiny house with a devious cat and his beloved records for company. And at the Department in Charge of Magical Youth, he's spent many dull years monitoring their orphanages.

Then one day, Linus is summoned by Extremely Upper Management and given a highly classified assignment. He must travel to an orphanage where six dangerous children reside, including the Antichrist. There, Linus must somehow determine if they could bring on the end of days. But their guardian, charming and enigmatic Arthur Parnassus, will do anything to protect his wards. As Arthur and Linus grow ever closer, Linus must choose between duty and his dreams.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 2928377068493
Number of pages: 400
Dimensions: 197 x 130 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'I loved it. It is like being wrapped up in a big gay blanket. Simply perfect.' - V. E. Schwab, author of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

'A witty, wholesome fantasy that's likely to cause heart-swelling * Washington Post 

'The House in the Cerulean Sea is a modern fairy tale about learning your true nature and what you love and will protect. It's a beautiful book.' - Charlaine Harris

'1984 meets The Umbrella Academy with a pinch of Douglas Adams thrown in. Touching, tender and truly delightful, The House in the Cerulean Sea is an utterly absorbing story of tolerance, found family and defeating bureaucracy.' - Gail Carriger

'Sweet, comforting and kind, this book is very close to perfect . . . I cannot recommend it highly enough.' - Seanan McGuire

'This tale of found family is hopeful to its core. Readers will revel in Klune's wit and ingenuity.' - Publishers Weekly

'Lambda Literary Award-winning author Klune (The Art of Breathing, 2019) has a knack for creating endearing characters, and readers will grow to love Arthur and the orphans alongside Linus.' - Kirkus Reviews

'Quite possibly the greatest feel-good story ever to involve the Antichrist . . . a burst of humor and hope.' - Shelf Awareness

'A beautiful little gem of both irony and, yes, kindness.' - Fantasy & Science Fiction

'A delightful tale about chosen families, and how to celebrate differences.' - Library Journal

'If ever there was an author to watch out for, [Klune] is definitely that author.' - Culturess Daily

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