Alix E. Harrow
‘Alix E. Harrow is an exceptional, undeniable talent’ – Olivie Blake, author of The Atlas Six
Step into Starling House – if you dare . . . Alix E. Harrow reimagines Beauty and the Beast in this gorgeously modern gothic fantasy, perfect for fans of V.E. Schwab and Naomi Novik.
Nobody in Eden remembers when Starling House was built. But the town agrees it’s best to let this ill-omened mansion – and its last lonely heir – go to hell. Stories of the house’s bad luck, like good china, have been passed down the generations.
Opal knows better than to mess with haunted houses, or brooding men. But when an opportunity to work there arises, the money might get her brother out of Eden. Starling House is uncanny and full of secrets – just like Arthur, its heir. It also feels strangely, dangerously, like something she’s never had: a home. Yet Opal isn’t the only one interested in the horrors and the wonders that lie buried beneath it.
Sinister forces converge on Eden – and Opal realizes that if she wants a home, she’ll have to fight for it. Even if it involves digging up her family’s ugly past to achieve a better future. She’ll have to go down, deep down beneath Starling House, to claw her way back to the light . . .
This is a romantic and spellbinding Gothic fairytale from Hugo, Nebula and Locus Award-shortlisted Alix E. Harrow.
‘Starling House is Alix E. Harrow’s greatest work yet’ – Ava Reid, author of Juniper and Thorn
Alix E. Harrow is an exceptional, undeniable talent, and Starling House, with its gentle reassurances of the homes we make and the love we deserve, is more than satisfying. It's pure loveliness in book form -- Olivie Blake, author of The Atlas Six Gorgeous, poignant, and honest-an unforgettable read -- Andrea Stewart, author of The Bone Shard Daughter The gaudy, dark seam between horror and romance. Starling House is Alix E. Harrow's greatest work yet - if you can survive its slow belly-crawl into hell -- Ava Reid, author of Juniper and Thorn This is gothic fairy tale at its best and truest: dark and romantic, angry and hopeful . . . I loved it -- H.G. Parry, author of The Magician's Daughter This book is as knife-edged and sharp as its protagonist, a rich and strange exploration of home and need and want . . . A smart, spectacular contemporary Gothic -- Kat Howard, author of An Unkindness of Magicians Many worlds, vanishing doors, mind-cracking magic: I clung to each page, searching for answers. This is one of the most unique works of fiction I've ever read - I hope there's more ahead -- Tamora Pierce on The Ten Thousand Doors of January A gorgeous, aching love letter to stories, storytellers and the doors they lead us through . . . Absolutely enchanting -- Christina Henry on The Ten Thousand Doors of January
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