Synopses & Reviews
Flora knows better than to take shortcuts in her family home, Crackpot Hall--the house has eleven thousand rooms, and ever since her mother banished the magickal butler, those rooms move around at random. But Flora is late for school, so she takes theand#160;unpredictable elevator anyway.and#160;Huge
mistake. Lost in her own house, she stumbles upon the long-banished butler--andand#160;into a mind-blowingand#160;muddle of intrigue and betrayal that changes her world forever. and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Full ofand#160;wildly clever plot twists, this extraordinary first novel establishes Ysabeau Wilce as aand#160;compelling new voice in teen fantasy.
"One of the freshest fantasies Ive read in years."--Charles de Lint "Highly original, strange, and amusing."--Diana Wynne Jones "Thirteen-year-old Flora Segunda is a charming narrator . . . Like Pullmans Lyra Silvertongue or Pratchetts Tiffany Aching."--The New York Times Book Review
Praise for Flora's Fury "[A] thrilling, bizarre ride."--The Horn Book "Readers return to our heroine at a pivotal moment in her growth . . . Flora fans will love old mysteries solved."--Kirkus Reviews "Offers some enjoyable twists . . . fans of Flora will not be disappointed."--VOYA, 3Q 2P J S "A charming conclusion to a fine fantasy series."--Booklist Praise for Flora Segunda "Highly original, strange and amusing ...treats young readers with respect."—Diana Wynne Jones * "A thoroughly original magical world marks this witty debut...Tantalizingly, the open-ended conclusion hints there might be more to come from this compelling and funny heroine."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Like [Philip] Pullmans Lyra Silvertongue or [Terry] Pratchetts Tiffany Aching, Flora Fyrdraaca is a descendant of Jo March rather than a fainting beauty who needs rescuing."—The New York Times Book Review Praise for Flora's Dare Winner of the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy "Wilce creates a fantastic and unique world. . . . Guaranteed thrills, chills, and amazing revelations."—VOYA * "This fresh and funky setting is rich with glorious costumes, innovative language and tantalizing glimpses of history."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Never loses its sense of fun."—Booklist
From a compelling new voice in teen fantasy comes this extraordinary first novel that tells of the magical mishaps of a spirited girl, her glass-gazing sidekick, two ominous butlers, a house with 11,000 rooms, and a red dog.
A rich, witty fantasy comes to paperback
The conclusion to the highly acclaimed trilogy featuring Flora Fyrdraaca finds Flora and her red dog embarking on a journey to find her true mother--long believed dead. Magickal encounters, pirate battles, and an unexpected romance abound in this nonstop adventure.
Despite her troublesome attraction to magick, Flora has more or less spent her life doing whats been expected of her. Now, at sixteen, she knows that this path has been strewn with secrets. Sure that her true mother, Tiny Doom—long believed to be dead—is alive, Flora becomes determined to find her and leave behind the lies shes been told about who she is. Floras quest takes her on a journey from lawless islands to the deadly desert, and into an unexpected romance with a brooding stranger who reveals himself to be a kindred spirit. And it all becomes far more dangerous when Flora realizes how desperately their enemies want Tiny Doom—and Flora herself—dead.
About the Author
YSABEAU S. WILCE is the author of Flora Segunda, Flora's Dare, and Flora's Fury, and she has also published work in Asimov's Science Fiction and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. She has been nominated for the World Fantasy Award and the Tiptree Award, and Flora's Dare won the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy. Trained as a military historian, she claims to have turned to fiction when the truth no longer compared favorably to the shining lies of her imagination. She lives in San Francisco with her family.