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Under the Pendulum Sun by Jeannette Ng

Under the Pendulum Sun

Under the Pendulum Sun by Jeannette Ng
Oct 03, 2017 | 416 Pages
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“An evocative, claustrophobic Gothic novel with strikingly creepy set-pieces, which repeatedly dislocates its reader’s and characters’ worldview in a forceful examination of faith and the power of stories.”
– Aliette de Bodard, Nebula, Locus and BSFA Award-winning author of The House of Shattered Wings

Under the Pendulum Sun is a weird, ingenious, and ravishing story of the Fae and the outsiders driven to discover their secrets, told with a heady melange of disturbing beauty and enticing dangers.”
– Kate Elliott, author of Cold MagicBlack Wolves, and Court of Fives

“An enchanting literary debut – I couldn’t put it down!”
– Lavie Tidhar, World Fantasy Award winning author of A Man Lies Dreaming and Central Station

“Hauntingly beautiful and masterfully told. This looks like the start of a brilliant career.”
– Keith Yatsuhashi, author of Kokoro

“Jeanette Ng has no time for Victorian attempts to sanitise and prettify Faerie. A story as intriguing as it is eerily disturbing.”
– Juliet McKenna

“Jeannette Ng’s imagery is breathtaking, her setting dark and delightful, and her use of theology is pure genius. Like some sinister elf, Under the Pendulum Sun will steal your imagination and never give it back.”
– N S Dolkart, author of Among the Fallen

“Imagine Northanger Abbey’s Catherine Morland confined to a particularly mysterious corner of Gormenghast with the Faeries of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell for company and you start to get an idea of how delightfully intricate and beautifully realised a novel Under the Pendulum Sun is. A remarkable debut.”
– Jonathan L Howard, author of Johannes Cabal the Necromancer series

Under the Pendulum Sun is a delicious fusion of repressed Victorian missionary values and the horror of the Fae. A sumptuous account of the journey into the land of the Fae, and into the darkest recesses of the human soul, this book delighted and shocked in all the best ways.”
– Emma Newman

“Extremely beautiful, entertaining, and emotionally compelling…read this excellent book.”
– Grimdark magazine 

“A novel whose big heart enables it to engage with big ideas. Read it carefully, and be rewarded.”
– Andrew Wallace, author of Sons of the Crystal Mind

“There is a wisdom, but also an exquisite beauty in her words that stun you… Under the Pendulum Sun is a gorgeous book.”
– Utopia State of Mind

“An intricate distortion of myth and history.”
– Victorian Soul Critiques

“A deep, rich and very definitely eerie gothic novel that asks some very hard, very interesting questions about god, faith, the nature of truth and what stories and storytelling have to do with all of it.”
– Kam Reads and Recs

“Holy wah. Holy wah! Holy WAH! This book was an amazing read!”
– Purple Owl Reviews

“Jeannette Ng’s Under the Pendulum Sun expertly weaves fantasy, the Gothic, academia, and religion in this compelling novel about missionaries to Arcadia, the land of the Fae.”
– Fairy Book Mother

“The writing and the world building are an absolute treat and the story is very original.”
– Helen’s Bookshelf

“The writing is, in a word, beautiful.”
– YA On My Mind

“A pre-Halloween puzzle box of a book.”
– Victorian Soul Critique

“Beautifully crafted and structured, but containing a deeper, hidden heart that takes patience to reach. 5 Stars: Excellent.”
– Occasionally Random Book Reviews

Under the Pendulum Sun is an amazing debut novel from an author to watch.”
– The Illustrated Page

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