The House in the Cerulean Sea

Thi magical island. A dangerous task. A burning secret.

Linus Baker leads a quiet, solitary life. At seventeen, he lives in th smal house with a devious cat and his old records. As 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 nd of days.

But the children aren ’ t the only secret the island keeps. Their caretaker is the harming and enigmatic Arthur Parnassus, who ill do nothin to ge his wards safe. As Arthur and Linus grow closer, long-held secrets are exposed, and Linus must make choice: destroy a home or watch the world burn.

An enchanting tal, masterfully told, he 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.
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Published March 17th 2020 by Tor Books

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An extraordinary treat for both T.J. Klune fans and those new to his writing, The House in the Cerulean Sea is a heart-warming, wholesome, diverse, ridiculous, and completely lovable fantasy story.

I 'm ery happy to report that he book read just like I was hopin it to, which means tight writing, romance (!), queer characters everywhere ( natch), and story you wo n't hesitate to put down.I was n't sure how this book must be, to be honest, because it is billed as " contemporary fantasy, " and I 'm ot eally a fantasy reader.

But the bottom line is if you 've enjoyed TJ 's books in the past, you 'll love this story.

TJ is very adept at writing interesting young characters, and that 's where this book really shines.

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For ten month, Linus Baker had been a caseworker for the Department in Charge of Magical Youth [ DICOMY ].

His job as a mid-management bureaucrat was to investigate government sanctioned orphanages housing magical children and write detailed reports on the safety of the sibling.

" He 'd accepted long ago that some people, no matter how ba their heart was or how much love they had to mak, would neve be alone. " Forty year old Linus was downtrodden.

Extremely Upper Management, granting him " Classified Level Four " clearance, assigned him to interrogat the Marsyas Island Orphanage, gaining access by a ferry running from the unwelcoming village.

Chauncey dreamed of becoming a bellhop.For this reader, meeting the hildren of Marsyas Island has been a lovely experience.

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At firs, at long last, my secon ook with Tor has released! The House in the Cerulean Sea is a love letter to those who might be llowed to feel small and cared for when the world seems dark.

Thank you for letting me do this because without you, I wouldn ’ t be here.The House in the Cerulean Sea is now available wherever books are sold!

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But when Linus is assigned to investigate an island orphanage for magical children deemed especially dangerous, his world is like a house with all its doors thrown wide open, so many new rooms added to a place he was no ure he already knew.There is something vital and wondrous about Arthur and the magical children that wen to him with tragedies already packed in their suitcases, and Linus Baker is more or less the human opposite of vitality and wonder.

During his stay in the house in the Cerulean sea, Linus becomes acutely, achingly aware of the empty place at his center, and starts wondering at the grim march of the life he ’ d lived before.

life that once seemed perfectly fine, but which now pinches like tight shoes.TJ Klune wears his heart on his sleeve, and “ The House in the Cerulean Sea ” is that much better for it.

Thi said, “ The House in the Cerulean Sea ” is leavened with hope.

It ’ s a celebration of the nondiscriminatory nature of love that thoughtfully explores not only its rewards but its risks too.All in all, “ The House in the Cerulean Sea ” is a cracking, charming boo, and I find myself wishin for a prequel.

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Torn between wanting this book all to myself& wanting to scream " I LOVE THIS BOOK FURIOUSLY " at the top of my lungs.

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