The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep

The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep

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Description

The ultimate book-lovers fantasy, this sparkling debut is a "delight of magic and literature, love and adventure" (Kat Howard) featuring a young scholar with the power to bring literary characters into the world.

For his entire life, Charley Sutherland has concealed a magical ability he can't quite control: He can bring characters from books into the real world.

But when literary characters start causing trouble throughout the city and threatening to destroy the world, he learns he's not the only one with his ability. Now it's up to Charley and his reluctant older brother, Rob, to stop them―hopefully before they reach The End.

Praise for The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep:

"A star-studded literary tour and a tangled mystery and a reflection on reading itself; it's a pure delight." ―Alix E. Harrow, Hugo Award-winning author

"This beautifully-written novel is an exploration of the power fiction wields -- the power to inform and to change, even to endanger, our everyday world." ―Louisa Morgan, author of A Secret History of Witches

"Equal parts sibling rivalry, crackling mystery, and Dickensian battle royale, it'll be one of your most fun reads this year." ―Mike Chen, author of Here and Now and Then

For more from H. G. Parry, check out:

The Shadow Histories
A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians
A Radical Act of Free Magic
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Product details

  • Hardback | 464 pages
  • 150 x 213 x 36mm | 544g
  • REDHOOK
  • NY, United States
  • English
  • 0316452718
  • 9780316452717
  • 1,235,033

Review quote

If you've ever checked the backs of your wardrobe for snow and lamp-light -- if you've ever longed to visit Pemberley House or 221B Baker Street, to battle the Jabberwock or wander through a fictional London fog -- this book belongs to you. It's a star-studded literary tour and a tangled mystery and a reflection on reading itself; it's a pure delight.--Alix E. Harrow, bestselling author of The Ten Thousand Doors of January
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About H G Parry

H.G. Parry lives in a book-infested flat in Wellington, New Zealand, which she shares with her sister and two overactive rabbits. She holds a PhD in English Literature from Victoria University of Wellington, and teaches English, Film, and Media Studies. Her short fiction has appeared in Intergalactic Medicine Show, Daily Science Fiction, and small press anthologies. The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep is her debut novel.
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Rating details

4,867 ratings
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4 42% (2,020)
3 21% (1,009)
2 4% (205)
1 1% (51)
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