The Ten Thousand Doors of January

The Ten Thousand Doors of January

Book - 2019 | First edition
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In the early 1900s, a young woman embarks on a fantastical journey of self-discovery after finding a mysterious book in this captivating and lyrical debut. In a sprawling mansion filled with peculiar treasures, January Scaller is a curiosity herself. As the ward of the wealthy Mr. Locke, she feels little different from the artifacts that decorate the halls: carefully maintained, largely ignored, and utterly out of place. Then she finds a strange book. A book that carries the scent of other worlds, and tells a tale of secret doors, of love, adventure and danger. Each page turn reveals impossible truths about the world and January discovers a story increasingly entwined with her own. Lush and richly imagined, a tale of impossible journeys, unforgettable love, and the enduring power of stories awaits in Alix E. Harrow's spellbinding debut--step inside and discover its magic.
Publisher: New York, NY : Redhook Books/Orbit, 2019
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780316421997
0316421995
Characteristics: 374 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: 10,000 doors of January

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kumaric
Jun 25, 2020

A beautifully written book that touches on the flaws of our society, the corruption of power, and the inevitability of change told through the lens of a young girl finding her inventory, voice, and will as she inadvertently twists into the adventure promised in any fantasy novel.

JCLBetM Jun 19, 2020

A fresh take on fantasy that seems to reveal "real" life as a sort of fairy tale as the characters move between worlds. Writing was quite good and I cared about the characters, but somehow it never mesmerized me. Still an enjoyable and worthwhile read, especially if you're looking for something out of the ordinary.

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marnie_knox
May 31, 2020

I listened to this as an audio book. An auditory treat that will transport you to another world. Perfect for making boring travel disappear as you let the story take you away. Can't wait for more Alix E. Harrow!

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JLMason
Apr 23, 2020

The story, in the fantasy genre, is well-structured and well-imagined, and the prose is quite beautiful in places. It reads more as a Young Adult novel with the teenage heroine and two love stories, one of which acts as the catalyst for all the adventures and conflicts.

JCLS_Ashland_Kristin Apr 22, 2020

A historical fantasy that will appeal to fans of Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus.

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fionajay
Mar 31, 2020

2020 Nebula Awards nominee.

Kstobo Mar 08, 2020

I'm thoroughly impressed with this debut! It caught me so hard that looking up from it felt like literally coming up for air. I'll be on the lookout for her other works!

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bronsson
Mar 05, 2020

Wonderful!!

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iceprincess11
Feb 10, 2020

No review can do justice to the magic and intensity of this book, I am thoroughly impressed by Alix Harrow's debut work.
Read it in a place without distractions where you can truly immerse yourself in this complex world. Or like me, do it on vacation to fondly forever remember that week away as something truly magical.

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lindemuldercr
Jan 29, 2020

Modern Mrs Darcy

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blue_dog_8329
Jun 24, 2020

blue_dog_8329 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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