In an Absent Dream

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Tom Doherty Associates, Jan 8, 2019 - Fiction - 176 pages
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A stand-alone fantasy tale from Seanan McGuire's Alex award-winning Wayward Children series, which began in the Alex, Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Award-winning, World Fantasy Award finalist, Tiptree Honor List Every Heart a Doorway

This fourth entry and prequel tells the story of Lundy, a very serious young girl who would rather study and dream than become a respectable housewife and live up to the expectations of the world around her. As well she should.

When she finds a doorway to a world founded on logic and reason, riddles and lies, she thinks she's found her paradise. Alas, everything costs at the goblin market, and when her time there is drawing to a close, she makes the kind of bargain that never plays out well.

The Wayward Children Series
Book 1: Every Heart a Doorway
Book 2: Down Among the Sticks and Bones
Book 3: Beneath the Sugar Sky
Book 4: In an Absent Dream

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User Review  - jennybeast - LibraryThing

Magical, heartbreaking, full of maguire’s implacable fairy tale logic. Great read, and it helps that I have a terrible memory and did not remember who Lundy was until the bitter end. That goblin market world, though — what a glory. Read full review

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User Review  - Dairyqueen84 - LibraryThing

A similar cast of characters from the other books, but this time, the door opened into the basement of Miss West's Home for Wayward Children. The quest was darker than the other books. I'm unsure why ... Read full review

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SEANAN McGUIRE is the author of the Wayward Children series, beginning with the Hugo, Nebula, Alex, and Locus Award-winning Every Heart a Doorway, the October Daye urban fantasy 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 was the winner of the 2010 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and in 2013 she became the first person ever to appear five times on the same Hugo ballot.

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