Enter the world of the hidden folk – and discover the most whimsical, enchanting and heart-warming tale you’ll read this year, featuring the intrepid Emily Wilde. . .
Emily Wilde is good at many things: she is the foremost expert on the study of faeries; she is a genius scholar and a meticulous researcher who is writing the world’s first encylopaedia of faerie lore. But Emily Wilde is not good at people
So when she arrives in the hardscrabble village of Hrafnsvik, Emily has no intention of befriending the gruff townsfolk. Nor does she care to spend time with another new arrival: her dashing and insufferably handsome academic rival Wendell Bambleby
But as Emily gets closer to uncovering the secrets of the Hidden Ones – the most elusive of all faeries – she also finds herself on the trail of another mystery: who is Wendell Bambleby, and what does he really want? To find the answer, she’ll have to unlock the greatest mystery of all – her own heart.
Emily Wilde's Encyclopaedia of Faeries by Heather Fawcett
Imprint: Orbit UK
‘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.
‘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
‘Enchanting in every sense of the word. . . This book is real magic,’ – H. G. Parry, author of The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep.