A stand-alone fantasy tale from Seanan McGuire's Alex-award winning Wayward Children series, which began in the Alex, Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Award-winning, World Fantasy Award finalist, Tiptree Honor List Every Heart a Doorway
Beneath the Sugar Sky, the third book in McGuire's Wayward Children series, returns to Eleanor West's Home for Wayward Children in a standalone contemporary fantasy for fans of all ages. At this magical boarding school, children who have experienced fantasy adventures are reintroduced to the "real" world.
When Rini lands with a literal splash in the pond behind Eleanor West's Home for Wayward Children, the last thing she expects to find is that her mother, Sumi, died years before Rini was even conceived. But Rini can’t let Reality get in the way of her quest – not when she has an entire world to save! (Much more common than one would suppose.)
If she can't find a way to restore her mother, Rini will have more than a world to save: she will never have been born in the first place. And in a world without magic, she doesn’t have long before Reality notices her existence and washes her away. Good thing the student body is well-acquainted with quests...
A tale of friendship, baking, and derring-do.
Warning: May contain nuts.
The Wayward Children Series
Book 1: Every Heart a Doorway
Book 2: Down Among the Sticks and Bones
Book 3: Beneath the Sugar Sky
Book 4: In an Absent Dream
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APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Move over, Willy Wonka! There’s a new fantasyland made of sugar, and it’s not for the faint of heart or humour. Confection has a buttercream moon, a sea of soda, and shortbread bedrock—it doesn’t sound dark, but it really, really is. The third instalment in Seanan McGuire’s Wayward Children fantasy series can be read in or out of order, since the books’ characters overlap but their quests start and end within each book. Beneath the Sugar Sky is a treat: a fast-paced, funny, and clever story that does a great job of world-building.
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Fantastic installment from one of my favorite writers
Seanan’s writing just gets better and better with every story! her worlds are so immersive they sweep me away everything time