Come Tumbling Down

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Publisher Description

A 2021 Hugo Award Finalist!

A 2021 Locus Award Finalist!

Amazon's Best of 2020 So Far


The fifth installment in New York Times bestselling author Seanan McGuire's award-winning Wayward Children series, Come Tumbling Down picks up the threads left dangling by Every Heart a Doorway and Down Among the Sticks and Bones


When Jack left Eleanor West's School for Wayward Children she was carrying the body of her deliciously deranged sister—whom she had recently murdered in a fit of righteous justice—back to their home on the Moors.

But death in their adopted world isn't always as permanent as it is here, and when Jack is herself carried back into the school, it becomes clear that something has happened to her. Something terrible. Something of which only the maddest of scientists could conceive. Something only her friends are equipped to help her overcome.

Eleanor West's "No Quests" rule is about to be broken.

Again.

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
Book 5: Come Tumbling Down

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2020
January 7
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
160
Pages
PUBLISHER
Tom Doherty Associates
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
5.5
MB

Customer Reviews

Prairie_Dog ,

Return to the World of the Moors

“Come Tumbling Down” is the fifth novella in Seanan McQuire’s Wayward Children Series. These are the ultimate portal fantasy series for modern readers. In these novellas, certain children and or young adults find impossible doorways to places they need, or that need them. Sometimes they return to our world, sometimes they go back. For those that are here on Earth for a time, there is Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children.

That’s where this tale begins, Christopher is in the basement when the lightning starts. Then a door appears. Through this door comes Alexis, who is carrying Jill’s body. They have come from a world called the Moors, where Jack and Jill, the Wolcott twins, went when they left this world. Terrible things have happened there, and help is needed. It looks like the Wayward Children are about to go on another forbidden quest…

This novella returns to the world of the Moors, which was involved in the first and second books. This world is at first horrific with its Blood Moon that shines on a land ruled over by Vampires, Werewolves, and Drowned Gods. However, for its residents, it is their home. In this world, a fragile balance must be maintained, and it is now in jeopardy.

While these novellas are theoretically independent stories, I think one should read the first volume in the series, “Every Heart a Doorway” first as it provides the backstory and characters that are part of the other tales. This novella continues the story of the Moors told told in “Down Among the Sticks and Bones” so that needs to be read first as well.

These stories are modern and inclusive fairy tales, with which readers from the 21st century can relate. I’m now looking forward to the next installment in the series, which looks like another another interesting world.

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