Witty, haunting, and kind, Under the Whispering Door is a gift for troubled times. TJ Klune brings us a warm hug of a story about a man who spent his life at the office - and his afterlife building a home. From the author of joyous New York Times bestseller The House in the Cerulean Sea. Welcome to Charon’s Crossing. The tea is hot, the scones are fresh and the dead are just passing through. When a reaper comes to collect Wallace from his own sparsely-attended funeral, Wallace is outraged. But he begins to suspect she’s right, and he is in fact dead. Then when Hugo, owner of a most peculiar tea shop, promises to help him cross over, Wallace reluctantly accepts the truth. Yet even in death, he refuses to abandon his life – even though Wallace spent all of it working, correcting colleagues and hectoring employees. He’d had no time for frivolities like fun and friends. But as Wallace drinks tea with Hugo and talks to his customers, he wonders if he was missing something. The feeling grows as he shares jokes with the resident ghost, manifests embarrassing footwear and notices the stars. So when he’s given one week to pass through the door to the other side, Wallace sets about living a lifetime in just seven days. Fans of A Man Called Ove and The Good Place will fall for this queer love story by TJ Klune.
Witty, haunting, and kind, Under the Whispering Door is a gift for troubled times. TJ Klune brings us a warm hug of a story about a man who spent his life at the office - and his afterlife building a home. From the author of joyous New York Times bestseller The House in the Cerulean Sea. Welcome to Charon's Crossing. The tea is hot, the scones are fresh and the dead are just passing through. When a reaper comes to collect Wallace from his own sparsely-attended funeral, Wallace is outraged. But he begins to suspect she's right, and he is in fact dead. Then when Hugo, owner of a most peculiar tea shop, promises to help him cross over, Wallace reluctantly accepts the truth. Yet even in death, he refuses to abandon his life - even though Wallace spent all of it working, correcting colleagues and hectoring employees. He'd had no time for frivolities like fun and friends. But as Wallace drinks tea with Hugo and talks to his customers, he wonders if he was missing something. The feeling grows as he shares jokes with the resident ghost, manifests embarrassing footwear and notices the stars. So when he's given one week to pass through the door to the other side, Wallace sets about living a lifetime in just seven days. Fans of A Man Called Ove and The Good Place will fall for this queer love story by TJ Klune. Praise for TJ Klune's The House in the Cerulean Sea: 'I loved it. It is like being wrapped up in a big gay blanket. Simply perfect.' - V. E. Schwab, no.1 New York Times bestselling author of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue 'A modern fairy tale about learning your true nature and what you love and will protect. It's a beautiful book.' - Charlaine Harris, no.1 New York Times bestselling author '1984 meets The Umbrella Academy with a pinch of Douglas Adams thrown in. Touching, tender, and truly delightful.' - Gail Carriger, New York Times bestselling author of Soulless 'A witty, wholesome fantasy that's likely to cause heart-swelling.' - The Washington Post
Linus Baker leads a quiet, solitary life. At forty, he lives in a tiny house with a devious cat and his old records. As a Case Worker at the Department in Charge Of Magical Youth, he spends his days overseeing the well-being of children in government-sanctioned orphanages. When Linus is unexpectedly summoned by Extremely Upper Management he's given a curious and highly classified assignment: travel to Marsyas Island Orphanage, where six dangerous children reside: a gnome, a sprite, a wyvern, an unidentifiable green blob, a were-Pomeranian, and the Antichrist. Linus must set aside his fears and determine whether or not they're likely to bring about the end of days. But the children aren't the only secret the island keeps. Their caretaker is the charming and enigmatic Arthur Parnassus, who will do anything to keep his wards safe. As Arthur and Linus grow closer, long-held secrets are exposed, and Linus must make a choice: destroy a home or watch the world burn. An enchanting story, masterfully told, The House in the Cerulean Sea is about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place - and realizing that family is yours.
Sequel to WolfsongA Green Creek NovelGordo Livingstone never forgot the lessons carved into his skin. Hardened by the betrayal of a pack who left him behind, he sought solace in the garage in his tiny mountain town, vowing never again to involve himself in the affairs of wolves.It should have been enough.And it was, until the wolves came back, and with them, Mark Bennett. In the end, they faced the beast together as a pack and won.Now, a year later, Gordo has found himself once again the witch of the Bennett pack. Green Creek has settled after the death of Richard Collins, and Gordo constantly struggles to ignore Mark and the song that howls between them.But time is running out. Something is coming. And this time, it's crawling from within.Some bonds, no matter how strong, were made to be broken.
Sequel to The Consumption of MagicNearly a year ago, blinded by grief and betrayal, Sam of Wilds made a desperate decision to follow the Great White into the Dark Woods. Now, he emerges to a world changed.The City of Lockes is a prison. The King has been locked away in the dungeons. The Kingdom of Verania has fallen, and the Dark wizard Myrin sits on the throne.But soon after his return, Sam learns of a resistance fighting in his name, led by a courageous knight, a defiant prince, a pissed-off unicorn, and a half-giant who wants to smash everything in sight. If he has any hope of defeating the villains who have taken their home, Sam must face the consequences of his choices-and the friends he left behind.
Suite de L'art de la respirationLa famille n'est pas toujours determinee par le sang. Elle est determinee par ceux qui nous construisent - ce qui font de nous ce que nous sommes. Et l en cette fin, Bear et Otter sont mis l'preuve comme jamais.Une petite fille qui n'a nulle part o aller frappe leur porte.Un tlphone sonne, apportant des nouvelles qu'ils n'attendaient pas.Un frre revient chez lui aprs avoir appris comment voler de ses propres ailes.Alors que tous ces instants convergent, leur vie tous va changer tout jamais.Dmarrant dans L'Ours, la Loutre et le Moustique, et continuant dans Ce que nous sommes et L'art de la respiration, TJ Klune a racont une saga familiale et fraternelle, une histoire d'amour et de sacrifice. Dans cet pisode final, les vnements du pass pavent la route longue et sinueuse vers un avenir que personne n'aurait pu imaginer.
Fortsetzung zu Die Kunst des AtmensUnsere Familie besteht nicht zwingend aus unseren Blutsverwandten. Sie besteht aus den Menschen, die uns lieben - denen, die uns zu dem machen, was wir sind.Und hier, am Ende, steht Br und Otter die bisher grte Prfung bevor.Da ist ein kleines Mdchen, das an die Tr klopft, weil es keinen anderen Ort gibt, an den es gehen kann.Da ist ein klingelndes Telefon, das unerwartete Neuigkeiten bringt.Da ist ein Bruder, der heimkehrt, nachdem er gelernt hat, auf eigenen Fen zu stehen.Als diese Ereignisse zusammentreffen, wird sich das Leben fr sie alle unweigerlich ndern.Angefangen mit Br, Otter und der Junge und fortgefhrt in Familiengrndung, Artenschutz inbegriffenhat TJ Klune eine Geschichte von Familie und Brdern, Liebe und Aufopferung erzhlt. In diesem letzten Kapitel pflastern die Geschehnisse der Vergangenheit die lange, steinige Strae in eine Zukunft, mit der niemand gerechnet hatte.
Seguito di Dimmi che e veroCredete nell'amore a prima vista?Sanford Stewart proprio no. Anzi, crede nel suo esatto contrario, grazie al re degli Homo pomp, Sua Frociosit Pompato I. Sembra infatti che Darren Mayne non abbia altro scopo nella vita se non far piombare nel caos l'esistenza tranquilla e ordinata di Sandy, per il solo gusto di infastidirlo. Sandy lo odia e niente potr mai fargli cambiare idea.O almeno cos vuol credere.Ma quando il proprietario del Jack It - il club nel quale Sandy si esibisce nei panni della drag queen Helena Handbasket - gli si presenta con una proposta disperata, Sandy si rende conto che potrebbe essere giunto il momento di mettere da parte i suoi sentimenti per Darren; il gay bar dovr infatti chiudere se qualcuno non convincer Andrew Taylor, il sindaco di Tucson, a tenerlo aperto.Qualcuno come Darren, il figlio illegittimo dell'uomo.L'infallibile piano il seguente: sedurre Darren e spingerlo a convincere il padre a rinnovare il contratto tra il club e l'amministrazione cittadina.Semplice, no?Sbagliato.
Sequel to A Destiny of DragonsSam of Wilds faced the Dark wizard Myrin and lived to tell the tale. Granted, the battle left him scarred, but things could be a hell of a lot worse.It's not until he reunites with Morgan of Shadows and Randall that he realizes just how much worse things could be.Because the scars have meaning and hint at Myrin's true plans for Sam and the Kingdom of Verania.With time running out, Sam and his band of merry misfits-the unicorn Gary, the half-giant Tiggy, Knight Commander Ryan Foxheart, and the dragon known as Kevin-must travel to the snowy mountains in the North and the heart of the Dark Woods to convince the remaining dragons to stand against Myrin. Along the way, Sam learns secrets of the past that will forever change the course of the future.A reckoning is coming for Sam of Wilds, and there is nothing he can do to stop it.
Sequel to The Art of BreathingFamily is not always defined by blood. It's defined by those who make us whole-those who make us who we are.And here, at the end, Bear and Otter will be tested like they've never been before.There's a knock at the door from a little girl who has nowhere else to go.There's a phone ringing, bringing news they do not expect.There's a brother returning home after learning how to stand on his own.As these moments converge, all of their lives will change forever.Beginning in Bear, Otter, and the Kid and continuing in Who We Are and The Art of Breathing, TJ Klune has told a saga of family and brotherhood, of love and sacrifice. In this final chapter, the events of the past pave the long and winding road toward a future no one could have imagined.
Sequel to The Lightning Struck HeartOnce upon a time, the wizard's apprentice Sam of Wilds got his happily ever after in the arms of his cornerstone, Knight Commander Ryan Foxheart. A year has passed, and while Sam's been captured five or six more times since then, things are pretty great. His parents are happy, Gary and Tiggy still eat sass for breakfast, Randall is somehow alive despite being older than the gods, the King rules with a gentle hand, Kevin the dragon is as gross as ever, Morgan sighs a lot, Ryan continues to be dashing and immaculate, and Sam is close to convincing Prince Justin they will be best friends forever.Life is good.Until it's not.Because Vadoma, the leader of the gypsy clan and Sam's grandmother, has come to the City of Lockes with a dire prophecy written in the stars: a man of shadows is rising and will consume the world unless Sam faces his destiny and gathers the five dragons of Verania at his side.And she brings along her second-in-command, a man named Ruv.Ruv, who Vadoma says is Sam's true cornerstone.
Fortsetzung zu Die Queen und der Homo Jock KingAnlasslich der Vermahlung vonPaul AusterundVincent TaylorGeben sich das glckliche Paar mit ihren Familien und Freunden die EhreEuch alle herzlich einzuladenPaul Auster und Vince Taylor wollen keine groe Feier. Sie wollen einfach nur heiraten. Ist das etwa zu viel verlangt?Als der groe Tag nher rckt, droht die Lage auer Kontrolle zu geraten. Wohlmeinende Freunde und eine Familie, die sich stndig einmischt, dazu noch eine Dragqueen mit ihren ganz eigenen Ideen darber, wie man einen Junggesellenabschied gebhrend feiert Paul und Vince sind wahrlich nicht zu beneiden.
It begins with a message that David cannot ignore:I want to see you.He agrees, and on a cold winter's night, David and Phillip will come together to sift through the wreckage of the memory of a life no longer lived.David is burdened, carrying with him the heavy guilt of the past six years upon his shoulders.Phillip offers redemption.
Sequel to The Queen & the Homo Jock KingTogether with their families and friends, Paul Auster and Vincent Taylor request the honor of your company at the celebration of their marriage. Paul Auster and Vince Taylor just want to have a simple wedding. Really, is that too much to ask?As the big day approaches, they struggle to keep everything from spiraling out of control. From meddling friends and intrusive family, to a certain drag queen's idea as to what constitutes a normal bachelor party, Paul and Vince have their work cut out for them.
In the small mountain town of Amorea, it's stretching toward autumn of 1954. The memories of a world at war are fading in the face of a prosperous future. Doors are left unlocked at night, and neighbors are always there to give each other a helping hand.The people here know certain things as fact:Amorea is the best little town there is.The only good Commie is a dead Commie.The Women's Club of Amorea runs the town with an immaculately gloved fist.And bookstore owner Mike Frazier loves that boy down at the diner, Sean Mellgard. Why they haven't gotten their acts together is anybody's guess. It may be the world's longest courtship, but no one can deny the way they look at each other.Slow and steady wins the race, or so they say.But something's wrong with Mike. He hears voices in his house late at night. There are shadows crawling along the walls and great clouds of birds overhead that only he can see.Something's happening in Amorea. And Mike will do whatever he can to keep the man he loves.
Sequel to Withered + SereTwenty-one days.In a world ravaged by fire and descending into madness, Cavalo has been given an ultimatum by the dark man known as Patrick: return Lucas to him and the cannibalistic Dead Rabbits, or the town of Cottonwood and its inhabitants will be destroyed.But Lucas has a secret embedded into his skin that promises to forever alter the shape of things to come-a secret that Cavalo must decide if it's worth dying over, even as he wrestles with his own growing attraction to the muted psychopath.Twenty-one days.Cavalo has twenty-one days to prepare for war. Twenty-one days to hold what is left of his shredded sanity together. Twenty-one days to convince the people of Cottonwood to rise up and fight back. Twenty-one days to unravel the meaning behind the marks that cover Lucas.A meaning that leads to a single word and a place of unimaginable power: Dworshak.
Fortsetzung zu Sag mir, dass es wahr istGlaubt ihr an Liebe auf den ersten Blick?Sanford Stewart jedenfalls glaubt nicht daran. Um ehrlich zu sein, er glaubt an das genaue Gegenteil. Dank dem Homo Jock King. Es scheint, als htte Darren Mayne nur ein Ziel im Leben - nmlich Chaos in Sandys perfekt organisiertes Leben zu bringen, nur um ihn zu rgern. Sandy verachtet ihn, und das wird sich auch niemals ndern.Sagt er sich jedenfalls.Erst als der Besitzer des Jack It - dem Club, in dem Sandy als Drag Queen Helena Handbasket auftritt - ihn verzweifelt um Hilfe bittet, erkennt Sandy, dass er seine wenig schmeichelhaften Gefhle fr Darren vorlufig zurckstellen muss. Weil das Jack It geschlossen wird, wenn nicht jemand Andrew Taylor, den Brgermeister von Tucson, davon berzeugen kann, den Mietvertrag zu verlngern.Jemand wie Darren, der uneheliche Sohn des Brgermeisters.Der Plan ist absolut narrensicher: Darren verfhren und ihn dazu berreden, sich bei seinem Vater fr eine Verlngerung des Vertrags mit der Stadt einzusetzen.Ganz einfach, oder?Falsch.