An exquisitely written, spellbinding debut about the call of adventure, love against the odds, and the power of stories to open doors to other worlds
'A gorgeous, aching love letter to stories, storytellers and the doors they lead us through . . . absolutely enchanting' Christina Henry, bestselling author of Alice
Every Story Opens a Door
In a house filled with exotic treasures, January Scaller feels all too similar to the artefacts that decorate the shelves: a treasured object, carefully maintained yet utterly out of place. Largely ignored by her guardian, she spends her days reading about all the far-flung places she can only dream of visiting.
But her quiet existence is shattered when she stumbles across a strange book. A book that carries the scent of other worlds and tells a tale of secret doors, of love, adventure and danger. Each page reveals impossible truths about the world and January discovers a story that might just be the key to unlocking the secrets of her past.
The Ten Thousand Doors of January
Alix E. Harrow is a part-time historian with a full-time desk job, a lot of opinions and excessive library fines. Her short fiction has appeared in Shimmer, Strange Horizons, Tor.com, Apex and other venues. She and her husband live in Kentucky under the cheerful tyranny of their kids and pets.