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Ordinary Monsters: (The Talents Series – Book 1) Hardcover – 7 Jun. 2022

4.3 out of 5 stars 358 ratings

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Murky as London smog, dark as black pudding, this is a gaslit gothic tour de force . . . The fantasy is so rich and the atmosphere so immersive in this stand-out debut, that it's easy to overlook the crispiness of the writing and the brilliantly propulsive plotting. And while drughrs, litches, keywrasses and orsines make for a wonderful new language of dread, it's the characters that carry the day ― Daily Mail

A thrilling blend of fantasy and horror, richly imagined and masterfully executed ―
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Ordinary Monsters is a towering achievement: a dazzling mountain of wild invention, Dickensian eccentrics, supernatural horrors, and gripping suspense. Be warned... once you step into this penny dreadful to end all penny dreadfuls, you'll never want to leave -- Joe Hill, #1 New York Times bestselling author of HEART-SHAPED BOX

Haunting, tense, earth-shattering . A riveting mix of magic and terror -- Tamora Pierce, author of TRICKSTER'S CHOICE

From the very first page, you're pulled into a world of hope and fear, dark and light, the known and the unimaginable. A world that is equal parts magic and pain. Readers should prepare themselves: there's nothing ordinary about
Ordinary Monsters -- Alma Katsu, author of THE FERVOR and HUNGER

Ordinary Monsters is one of my favorite books of the year?it's full of surprises, atmospheric as hell, and moves like a runaway train. Nothing in this book is what you expect it to be and it couldn't be more satisfying -- Kelly Braffet, author of SAVE YOURSELF and LAST SEEN LEAVING

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Ordinary Monsters reads like a Dickensian X-Men. At once lush and refined, grounded and fantastical, it will pull you into its world in the way of the most fulfilling entertainments -- Andrew Pyper, bestselling author of THE RESIDENCE and THE DERMATOLOGIST

Epic, sprawling, and evocative?a sweeping and richly-imagined gaslight fantasy that takes readers on an incredible journey. Miro immerses us in the grime and grit of life, but also makes them believe that monsters and miracles are possible -- A.C. Wise, author of HOOKED

Expansive in scope and storytelling,
Ordinary Monsters builds an electrifying Victorian world: grimy but luminous, magical but deadly, with a cast of diverse and gripping characters that feel entirely modern -- Cari Thomas, bestselling author of THREADNEEDLE

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In the first instalment of a gripping new historical fantasy trilogy, a group of children with mysterious powers are hunted by a figure of darkness

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Bloomsbury Publishing (7 Jun. 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 672 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1526650053
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1526650054
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 0.1 x 0.1 x 0.1 cm
  • Customer reviews:
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