The redemptive power of stories and family is revealed in New York Times bestselling author John Connolly’s atmospheric tale set in the same magical universe as the “enchanting, engrossing, and enlightening” (Sun-Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale) The Book of Lost Things.
“Twice upon a time—for that is how some stories should continue…”
Phoebe, an eight-year-old girl, lies comatose following a car accident—a body without a spirit. Ceres, her mother, can only sit by her bedside and read aloud the fairy stories Phoebe loves in the hope they might summon her back to this world.
But an old house on the hospital grounds, a property connected to a book written by a vanished author, is calling to Ceres. Something wants her to enter, to journey to a land colored by the memories of childhood, and the folklore beloved of her father—a land of witches and dryads, giants and mandrakes; a land where old enemies are watching and waiting…
The Land of Lost Things.
John Connolly is the author of the #1 internationally bestselling Charlie Parker thrillers series, the supernatural collection Nocturnes, the Samuel Johnson Trilogy for younger readers, and (with Jennifer Ridyard) the Chronicles of the Invaders series. He lives in Dublin, Ireland. For more information, see his website at JohnConnollyBooks.com, or follow him on Twitter @JConnollyBooks.
“This dark fairy tale, sequel to THE BOOK OF LOST THINGS
(2006), speaks volumes about a mother’s devotion […] A feat of imagination that will please Connolly’s fans.”
*PRAISE FOR THE BOOK OF LOST THINGS*
— Publishers Weekly
"The Irish thriller-writer breaks new ground with this extravagant fantasy."
— Kirkus Reviews
"A moving fable, brilliantly imagined, about the agony of loss and the pain of young adulthood."
— The Times
"THE BOOK OF LOST THINGS is peculiar and perverse and humane, with an incredibly lyrical finale."
— The Irish Times