Seanan McGuire’s Every Heart a Doorway (April 2016) is adored here at Tor.com, and everyone who has read it agrees—from editorial to art, from marketing to sales. With that much love for the book, there’s no way we could leave it there, and so I’m thrilled to be able to announce that we’ve just commissioned two sequels!
It’s a sign of a great book that, after reading it 5 or 6 times in the space of 10 months, you still find yourself gushing about it to everyone you meet, and wanting them to read it now. Such is the case with Every Heart a Doorway. I can’t wait for you all to read it, and I can’t wait to read Down Among the Sticks and Bones when Seanan has finished writing it. I love those kids!
Seanan McGuire said:
I was overjoyed when I got to invite other prospective students to visit Eleanor West’s School for Wayward Children. I grew up on portal fantasies, and the question of what happened to the chosen children after their tales were done has always haunted me. I thought I’d only get to audit one class there. I thought that would be enough.
It wasn’t enough.
I am beyond grateful and delighted to be going back to the school for two more classes—a bit of history, as we follow Jack and Jill through their own portal fantasy, and a bit of destiny as some old friends and some new surprises come back to campus to set right what once was wrong. These stories matter so much to me, and I am honored and determined to share them with all of you.
Down Among the Sticks and Bones will be published in 2017, with the third volume forthcoming the following year.