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  • 1 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library Y VAN (Text) 33500013293451 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library Y VAN (Text) 33500013293469 New Checked out 02/05/2021
Thief River Falls Public Library ya VAN (Text) 35500006292856 Main Checked out 02/02/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374308865
  • ISBN: 0374308861
  • Physical Description: 632 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2020.

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Summary, etc.:
"The first book in a two-volume fantasy about a teenaged boy who inherits his grandfather's mansion and discovers three strange doors, evidence his grandfather did not die of natural causes but spectacularly unnatural ones, and clues to the family's ties to an alternate Europe immersed in a war fought with strange tech and dark magic"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 12-18. Farrar Straus Giroux.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 June #1
    *Starred Review* Adult best-selling author VanderMeer (Annihilation, 2014) turns to YA in this elaborate fantasy that in reality will enamor adult readers as much as teens. Taking the peculiar darkness of Ransom Riggs' Miss Peregrine series and the absurd humor and wit of Terry Pratchett, VanderMeer dreams up a wholly original tale, filled with complexity, imagination, and talking marmots. Here readers step into a multiverse, where different worlds are connected by magical doors, protected by the secret Order of the Third Door. Most people live their entire lives none the wiser, but 16-year-old Jonathan Lambshead gets pulled into the Order's sphere and a larger magical war upon the death of his eccentric grandfather, whose house of oddities and legacy as an Order member is left to the young man. The reader is tossed into a bewilderingly strange alternate Earth called Aurora, along with Jonathan and his two friends, Rack and Danny. Chapters focus among a variety of magicians, spies, beasts, and historical figures (Jules Verne, Napoleon, and Aleister Crowley, to name a few) set on new trajectories, gradually bringing these disparate players into a unified narrative. It's a wild ride that requires a few leaps of faith from readers, but they're in good hands with VanderMeer, who has a sequel in the works for those who emerge victorious from Aurora. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jeff Vandermeer grew up in the Fiji Islands and now lives in Tallahassee, Florida. His acclaimed Southern Reach trilogy has been translated into more than thirty-five languages. He also wrote the writing guide Wonderbook and helps run the teen science-fiction/fantasy writing camp Shared Worlds. A Peculiar Peril, the opening volume of the Misadventures of Jonathan Lambshead duology is his first novel for young adults.

Subject: Magic > Fiction.
Europe > Fiction.

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