A Thousand Perfect Things

A Thousand Perfect Things

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In this epic new work, the award-winning Kenyon creates an alternate 19th century with two warring continents on an alternate earth: the scientific Anglica (England) and magical Bharata (India). Emboldened by her grandfather's final whispered secret of a magical lotus, Tori Harding, a young Victorian woman and aspiring botanist, must journey to Bharata, with its magics, intrigues and ghosts, to claim her fate. There she will face a choice between two suitors and two irreconcilable realms.
In a magic-infused world of silver tigers, demon birds and enduring gods, as a great native mutiny sweeps up the continent, Tori will find the thing she most desires, less perfect than she had hoped and stranger than she could have dreamed.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 292 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 18mm | 449g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1624670962
  • 9781624670961
  • 1,276,666

Review quote

"This has become my favorite of all Kay Kenyon's books. The science-driven men of Anglica have constructed a marvel of engineering--a bridge that crosses the ocean--but they don't understand the mystical forces they're facing in the dangerously seductive country of Bharata. As usual, Kenyon offers flawless world-building and a diverse cast of characters driven by conflicting and wholly believable desires. This is a rich, gorgeous, and marvelously detailed tapestry of a book."
-- Sharon Shinn, Author of "Troubled Waters" and "Royal Airs"
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About Kay Kenyon

Kay Kenyon is the author of eleven science fiction and fantasy novels, including" A Thousand Perfect Things." She is the author of the critically acclaimed science fiction quartet, "The Entire and The Rose."" Bright of the Sky" was among PW's top 150 books of 2007. The series has twice been shortlisted for the ALA Reading List awards and three times for the Endeavour Award. Four of her novels have been translated into French, Spanish and Czech. Along with her novels" Tropic of Creation" and "Maximum Ice," two of the works in the quartet received starred reviews from PW.
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236 ratings
3.66 out of 5 stars
5 22% (51)
4 33% (79)
3 35% (83)
2 8% (20)
1 1% (3)
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