Let the Revels begin! September returns to Fairyland after her first bestselling, breathtaking adventure there. The second in a series that seems destined to become a modern classic, from a multi-award-winning author.
Catherynne M. Valente is the New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Much-in-Little, 2012). She lives on an island off the coast of Maine.
The strength of this fable for all ages lies its droll tone and witty moralising. It is also stuffed with extraordinary and indomitable female characters. Financial Times Catherynne Valente has, with a minimum of fuss, written one of the great young-adult fantasy diptychs since Lewis Carroll. Time Magazine One of the strongest fantasy novels for young readers I've had the pleasure of getting lost in...There's as much Phantom Tollbooth here as there is Narnia...Shot through with menace and heroism, [y]ou never know what's coming next in Fell Beneath. -- Cory Doctorow Familiar and original storytelling... The rich prose oozes exotic, imaginative imagery. Juan's black-and-white spot art highlights September's questing. Heartless September sprouts a heart during this remarkable, awesome journey. Kirkus (starred review) A stellar sequel... Valente's inviting, lush, and densely detailed world is evocative of well-travelled lands such as Neverland and Oz, but, at the same time, is uniquely its own. This is sure to draw new fans. Booklist (starred review) Valente is making new myths right now, before our eyes. Don't miss the show. Lev Grossman