When Seanan McGuire sent me her pitch for Every Heart a Doorway I was delighted. When the book arrived, and I read it, I was dumbfounded! Seanan had surpassed herself. And so I prayed to the gods of Tor to make this the first Tor.com book to get full retail distribution (in association with Tor Books) in April of next year.
Seriously—I have been telling everyone I meet how great this book is, and I’m more than a little jealous that you’ll have the opportunity to read it for the first time, and I won’t.
Every Heart a Doorway tells the story of what happens after Ever After. When a portal fantasy has ended, and its young protagonist is no longer wanted, where do they go? And how do they cope with the transition back into the “real” world? It begins almost as a coming-of-age tale, but soon becomes something quite different and unexpected.
Remember the feeling you had when you read that last great book you were sad to have finished? Welcome to your next one…
Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children
Children have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere… else.
But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle children.
Nancy tumbled once, but now she’s back. The things she’s experienced… they change a person. The children under Miss West’s care understand all too well. And each of them is seeking a way back to their own fantasy world.
But Nancy’s arrival marks a change at the Home. There’s a darkness just around each corner, and when tragedy strikes, it’s up to Nancy and her new-found schoolmates to get to the heart of the matter.
No matter the cost.
Every Heart a Doorway will be available in hardcover April 2016 and, like all Tor.com titles, will be available globally in audio and ebook formats.