A Thousand Perfect Things by Kay Kenyon

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In this epic new work, the award-winning Kenyon creates an alternate 19th century with two warring continents on an alternate earth: the scientific Anglica (England) and magical Bharata (India). Emboldened by her grandfather's final whispered secret of a magical lotus, Tori Harding, a young Victorian woman and aspiring botanist, must journey to Bharata, with its magics, intrigues and ghosts, to claim her fate. There she will face a choice between two suitors and two irreconcilable realms. 

In a magic-infused world of silver tigers, demon birds and enduring gods, as a great native mutiny sweeps up the continent, Tori will find the thing she most desires, less perfect than she had hoped and stranger than she could have dreamed.
 

About Kay Kenyon

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Kay Kenyon is the author of eleven science fiction and fantasy novels, including A Thousand Perfect Things. She is best known for her world-building and strong female characters. _x000D_ _x000D_ Her latest novels comprise the science fiction quartet, The Entire and The Rose. Book One, Bright of the Sky was among PW's top 150 books of 2007. The series (rounded out by A World Too Near, City Without End and Prince of Storms) has twice been shortlisted for the ALA Reading List awards and three times for the Endeavour Award. Four of her novels have been translated into French, Spanish and Czech. Along with her novels Tropic of Creation and Maximum Ice, two of the works in the quartet received starred reviews from PW._x000D_ _x000D_ Kay's short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies and in Insider Magazine for Wizards of the Coast. Recently, her story "Castoff World" appeared in The Year's Best SF 16, edited by David Hartwell. _x000D_ _x000D_ She lives in Washington and California._x000D_
 
Published August 27, 2013 by Premier Digital Publishing. 292 pages
Genres: History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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