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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 292 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 22.86mm | 362.87g
  • Open Road Media
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1624670962
  • 9781624670961
  • 1,032,219

Review quote

""Kay Kenyon has once again created a world into which one blissfully disappears, replete with magic and monsters, romance and reigning dynasties, set upon the fragile social scaffolding of mid-nineteenth century England. The story is, literally and figuratively, a bridge between the mystical and the very real, with a young heroine who a delivers a deliciously vicarious ride. Brilliantly told with elegant yet occasionally jarring prose, A Thousand Perfect Things is a masterwork from the mind of one of our best authors of compelling alternate realities."" -- Larry Brooks, Author of "Story Engineering"show more

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.show more

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210 ratings
3.64 out of 5 stars
5 21% (45)
4 35% (73)
3 33% (69)
2 9% (19)
1 2% (4)
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