‘Forget dark academia: give me instead this kind of winter-sunshined, sharp-tongued and footnoted academia, full of field trips and grumpy romance’ Freya Marske, author of A Marvellous Light
An intrepid professor must uncover faerie secrets in the delightful and heart-warming second instalment of the Sunday Times bestselling Emily Wilde series. Emily Wilde is a genius scholar of faerie folklore, and has catalogued many secrets of the Hidden Folk in her encyclopaedia with her infuriatingly charming fellow scholar, Wendell Bambleby, by her side. But Bambleby is more than just a brilliant and unbearably handsome scholar.
He’s an exiled faerie king on the run from his murderous mother, in search of a door back to his realm. By lucky happenstance, Emily’s new project, a map of the realms of faerie, will take them on an adventure to the picturesque Austrian Alps, where Emily believes they may find the door to Bambleby’s realm, and the key to freeing him from his family’s dark plans. But with new friendships for the prickly Emily to navigate and dangerous Folk lurking in every forest and hollow, Emily must unravel the mysterious workings of faerie doors, and of her own heart.
Praise for this series:
‘A darkly gorgeous fantasy that sparkles with snow and magic, this book wholly enchanted me’ Sangu Mandanna, author of The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches
‘A thoroughly charming academic fairy tale, complete with footnotes and a low-key grumpy romance’ Guardian
‘Enchanting in every sense of the word. . . This book is real magic’ H. G. Parry, author of The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep
‘A book so vividly, endlessly enchanting, so crisply assured, so rich and complete and wise and far-reaching in its worldbuilding that you’ll walk away half ensorcelled, sure Fawcett found Emily Wilde’s journal in some sea-stained trunk’ Melissa Albert
‘The ideal book to curl up with on a chilly winter’s evening. . . this book is an absolute delight.’ Megan Bannen, author of The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy
‘A charmingly whimsical delight. . . Five dazzling, gladdening stars’ India Holton, author of The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels
‘I enjoyed every word of this gorgeously written fairy tale featuring a grumpy heroine and an utterly charming love interest’ Isabel Ibanez, author of Woven In Moonlight