A Peculiar Peril

A Peculiar Peril

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A Peculiar Peril is a head-spinning epic about three friends on a quest to protect the world from a threat as unknowable as it is terrifying, from the Nebula Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Annihilation , Jeff VanderMeer.

Jonathan Lambshead stands to inherit his deceased grandfather's overstuffed mansion--a veritable cabinet of curiosities--once he and two schoolmates catalog its contents. But the three soon discover that the house is filled with far more than just oddities: It holds clues linking to an alt-Earth called Aurora, where the notorious English occultist Aleister Crowley has stormed back to life on a magic-fueled rampage across a surreal, through-the-looking-glass version of Europe replete withtalking animals (and vegetables).

Swept into encounters with allies more unpredictable than enemies, Jonathan pieces together his destiny as a member of a secret society devoted to keeping our world separate from Aurora. But as the ground shifts and allegiances change with every step, he and his friends sink ever deeper into a deadly pursuit of the profound evil that is also chasing after them.

Publisher: New York :, Farrar Straus Giroux,, 2020
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780374308865
Branch Call Number: YA VAN
Characteristics: 632 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm


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Oct 01, 2020

Like if Tom Robbins wrote The Magicians. This book was perhaps lost on me; I found it bloated and ponderous. There was just enough whimsy and intrigue to keep me going, but I don't know if I'll return for the second in the series, particularly if it's just as long.

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