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Pub Date Sep 10 2024 | Archive Date Sep 10 2024

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Somewhere Beyond the Sea is the hugely-anticipated sequel to TJ Klune's The House in the Cerulean Sea, one of the best-loved and best-selling fantasy novels of the past decade.

A magical house. A secret past. A summons that could change everything.

Arthur Parnassus lives a good life built on the ashes of a bad one.

He’s the master of a strange orphanage on a distant and peculiar island, and he hopes to soon be the adoptive father to the six dangerous and magical children who live there.

Arthur works hard and loves with his whole heart so none of the children ever feel the neglect and pain that he once felt as an orphan on that very same island so long ago. He is not alone: joining him is the love of his life, Linus Baker, a former caseworker in the Department In Charge of Magical Youth. And there's the island's sprite, Zoe Chapelwhite, and her girlfriend, Mayor Helen Webb. Together, they will do anything to protect the children.

But when Arthur is summoned to make a public statement about his dark past, he finds himself at the helm of a fight for the future that his family, and all magical people, deserve.

And when a new magical child hopes to join them on their island home—one who finds power in calling himself monster, a name that Arthur worked so hard to protect his children from—Arthur knows they’re at a breaking point: their family will either grow stronger than ever or fall apart.

Welcome back to Marsyas Island. This is Arthur’s story.

Somewhere Beyond the Sea is a story of resistance, lovingly told, about the daunting experience of fighting for the life you want to live and doing the work to keep it.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Somewhere Beyond the Sea is the hugely-anticipated sequel to TJ Klune's The House in the Cerulean Sea, one of the best-loved and best-selling fantasy novels of the past decade.

A magical house. A...

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TJ Klune is an excellent writer, with both a riveting plot and well-developed characters. This excerpt of Somewhere Beyond the Sea makes me eager for the full book! I loved the first book and am so excited to read the remainder of Somewhere Beyond the Sea.

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I have had this book preordered since It was announced by TJ Klune and I was not disappointed, I love seeing Arthur and Linus interact with each other. I also love seeing them interact with the kids Arthur being more relaxed and Linus worried about them but equally loving them. It was great to know a little more about Arthurs past and him taking back the place where he had received a great deal of trauma. I love that he decided to give kids like him a good childhood. I cannot wait for this book to come out I think this will become a comfort series for me a world where I can return to that will give me some peace in this very hectic world.
I received an excerpt of this book curtesy of the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for a review.

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I literally SCREECHED when I got this email in my inbox because this is possibly my most anticipated read of 2024 and getting just the smallest glimpse at it has literally made my week. I love Linus, I love Arthur, I love a glimpse of their domestic life and the political world we got in the first few chapters and I cannot wait to read more.

And yes, I would die for every one of these children.

I'm literally frothing at the mouth for more. I will be (im)patiently waiting for the full thing to come out.

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