The House in the Cerulean Sea

The House in the Cerulean Sea

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"A magical island. A dangerous task. A burning secret. Linus Baker leads a quiet, solitary life. At forty, he lives in a tiny house with a devious cat and his old records. As a Case Worker at the Department in Charge Of Magical Youth, he spends his days overseeing the well-being of children in government-sanctioned orphanages. When Linus is unexpectedly summoned by Extremely Upper Management he's given a curious and highly classified assignment: travel to Marsyas Island Orphanage, where six dangerous children reside: a gnome, a sprite, a wyvern, an unidentifiable green blob, a were-Pomeranian, and the Antichrist. Linus must set aside his fears and determine whether or not they're likely to bring about the end of days. But the children aren't the only secret the island keeps. Their caretaker is the charming and enigmatic Arthur Parnassus, who will do anything to keep his wards safe. As Arthur and Linus grow closer, long-held secrets are exposed, and Linus must make a choice: destroy a home or watch the world burn. An enchanting story, masterfully told, The House in the Cerulean Sea is about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place-and realizing that family is yours"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Tor, 2020
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250217288
Characteristics: 398 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number: KLUNE, T


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Feb 25, 2021

Loved this story. It is one I will think about for a very long time. I listened to the audio version and felt the reader did an excellent job. The voices of the characters really added to the story. I didn’t want it to end!

Jul 28, 2020

sweet, charming, and whimsical. a story about intolerance and acceptance that was a good antidote for these interesting times. reads like YA with a gay romance that isn't the central theme

May 28, 2020

This is one of those well-written unforgettable books you can't put down but you don't want it to end. Loved it!


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