- 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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|Moorhead Public Library||SF MCG (Text)||33500013060124||New||Available||-|
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- ISBN: 1250195527
- ISBN: 9781250195524
528 pages ; 22 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Tom Doherty Associates, 2019.
- Copyright: ©2019
|General Note:||"A Tom Doherty Associates book."|
|Summary, etc.:||"Meet Roger. Skilled with words, languages come easily to him. He instinctively understands how the world works through the power of story. Meet Dodger, his twin. Numbers are her world, her obsession, her everything. All she understands, she does so through the power of math. Meet Reed, skilled in the alchemical arts like his progenitor before him. Reed created Dodger and her brother. He’s not their father. Not quite. But he has a plan: to raise the twins to the highest power, to ascend with them and claim their authority as his own." -- Goodreads.com|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 March #2
In an ambitious piece of world building from a master of the craft, children are created to embody fundamental forces of the universe. Roger is gifted in language, Dodger in math. There are alchemical forces at workâa man named Reed, heir to a great alchemist, is continuing in her footsteps, searching for something called the Impossible City, along the Improbable Road. The narrative becomes ever more complicated and shifting as we follow Roger and Dodger through their childhoods and into young adulthood, as they find each other and lose each other and learn the facts surrounding their strange abilities. One of the things McGuire (In an Absent Dream, 2019) does best is construct the foundations of fantastic worlds. So when she reveals that Oz (among other familiar fantasies) was part of a battle for alchemical supremacy, it makes perfect sense. Despite the careering, looping nature of the story line, the threads of these children finding their places in the world are thoroughly engaging. For all that this is a stand-alone, it contains enough potential for a series and certainly warrants, possibly demands, rereads. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
SEANAN McGUIRE is the author of the Hugo, Nebula, Alex and Locus Award-winning Wayward Children series, the October Daye series, the InCryptid series, and other works. She also writes darker fiction as Mira Grant. Seanan lives in Seattle with her cats, a vast collection of creepy dolls, horror movies, and sufficient books to qualify her as a fire hazard. She won the 2010 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and in 2013 became the first person to appear five times on the same Hugo ballot.
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