Arcadia

A Novel

About The Book

“Magnificent.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

It’s a year and a half after the events of Anarchy—a novel hailed as “bewitchingly perplexing and supernaturally entertaining” (Kirkus Reviews)—and the world is alive with magic in this third astonishingly imaginative novel in the fantasy trilogy that began with Advent.

On a tiny archipelago out of sight of the rest of the world lives Rory, a ten-year-old boy. He and his mother and a handful of survivors live an exhausting and precarious existence, entirely isolated. The sea is alive, and angry. Every man Rory can remember has been drowned. Everyone knows he’ll be next.

One night, for the first time since the world changed and the curse descended, strangers appear on the island. They’re on their way to England, seeking a powerful magic ring. And one of them seems to know Rory by sight…

Caught up in their quest, Rory enters an England of terrors and marvels, at the heart of which lies a place where journeys unimaginably longer and older than his will reach their end: Pendurra.

About The Author

Photograph by David Barker

James Treadwell is the author of Advent and Anarchy. He was born, brought up, and educated within a mile of the Thames and has spent much of his life further reducing the distance between him and the river. He studied and taught for more than a decade near the crossing at Folly Bridge, Oxford, and now lives within sight of the Tideway in West London. He holds passports from the UK, US, and Canada.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books (February 2, 2016)
  • Length: 496 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781451661729

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Raves and Reviews

"Magnificent."

– Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A spiritual quest unfolding in an awe-inspiringly imagined dystopian world.”

– Kirkus Reviews

“Recommended for fans of Lev Grossman’s The Magicians (2009) and other literary fantasy.”

– Booklist

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