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The Resource Under the Pendulum Sun : a novel of the fae, Jeannette Ng

Under the Pendulum Sun : a novel of the fae, Jeannette Ng

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Under the Pendulum Sun : a novel of the fae
Title
Under the Pendulum Sun
Title remainder
a novel of the fae
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Jeannette Ng
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Language
eng
Summary
Catherine Helstone's brother, Laon, has disappeared in Arcadia, legendary land of the magical fae. Desperate for news of him, she makes the perilous journey, but once there, she finds herself alone and isolated in the sinister house of Gethsemane. At last there comes news: her beloved brother is riding to be reunited with her soon - but the Queen of the Fae and her insane court are hard on his heels. - from Goodreads.com
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Review
Ng’s intriguing but unfocused debut follows 19th-century British sibling missionaries serving in the recently discovered fae lands. Laon Helstone is the second missionary sent to Arcadia, where goblins, fairies, and other magical creatures dwell and nothing follows the rules and logic that humans are used to. His sister, Catherine, worried after he stops sending communications back to England, goes searching for him with the reluctant backing of the Missionary Society. Installed in the castle that Queen Mab provided for Laon, Catherine chafes at the requirement to stay inside with only the company of snide changeling Miss Davenport and the troubling theological questions of Arcadia’s only Christian convert, a goblin named Benjamin. As Catherine discovers the strange journals of the prior missionary, which recount his mental disintegration, the castle turns more gothic than fairy tale. Catherine’s curiosity and self-possession and her inner war against the restrictions of propriety point to other feisty Victorian heroines. Her brother’s sudden reappearance and insistence that she return to England immediately get thwarted by the arrival of Queen Mab, who makes high-cost promises of safe passage to the heart of Arcadia. As the revelations, twists, and mythologies pile up, the plot becomes unwieldy, but the period touches satisfy. Ng doesn’t quite achieve her ambitions, but the possibilities of her remade world are fascinating. Agent: Jennie Goloboy, Red Sofa Literary. (Oct.) --Staff (Reviewed 10/30/2017) (Publishers Weekly, vol 264, issue 44, p)
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10601093
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PCX
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Ng, Jeannette
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Fairies
  • Castles
  • Theology
Target audience
adult
Label
Under the Pendulum Sun : a novel of the fae, Jeannette Ng
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061374321
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
411 pages
Isbn
9780857667274
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2017297162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1005674956
Label
Under the Pendulum Sun : a novel of the fae, Jeannette Ng
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061374321
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
411 pages
Isbn
9780857667274
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2017297162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1005674956

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