The House in the Cerulean Sea



  「就像是『1984』融合了『雨傘學院』再加上一點『銀河便車指南』般精彩。」-紐約時報暢銷作者Gail Carriger

  Linus Baker的生活如同他的個性,一板一眼,座右銘離不開「規則」兩個字。40歲的年紀,只有一隻貓咪和老舊唱片伴著他在那棟小小的房子裡。工作也選擇了日復一日的公務員,隸屬魔法青少年管理部,負責評估收容魔法少年的育幼院是否符合規定運作。

  然而身為政府底下一顆小齒輪的他,某天突然接到來自高層的一個機密任務:立刻動身前往馬斯亞島上的育幼院,調查六個具異稟的孩子和院長Arthur Parnassus。儘管這命令看起來既令人摸不著頭緒、又有一定風險,但完全遵從命令的Linus還是硬著頭皮隻身前往。在這間育幼院等著他的,有矮人、妖精、半人半犬的男孩,甚至還有惡魔之子。而育幼院院長Arthur,總是冷靜而從容地化解這些調皮孩子製造的麻煩。Arthur開宗明義就警告Linus,他願意賭上一切來捍衛這群孩子們,即使這代表一個天大的秘密可能會見光……Linus應該本著職業道德忠實回報,摧毀一群孩子的家園,還是束手旁觀,坐等世界毀滅?


  Lambda Literary Award-winning author TJ Klune’s bestselling, breakout contemporary fantasy

  A USA Today Bestseller!
  An Indie Next Pick!
  One of Publishers Weekly’s “Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2020″
  One of Book Riot’s “20 Must-Read Feel-Good Fantasies”

  Linus Baker is a by-the-book case worker in the Department in Charge of Magical Youth. He’s tasked with determining whether six dangerous magical children are likely to bring about the end of the world.

  Arthur Parnassus is the master of the orphanage. He would do anything to keep the children safe, even if it means the world will burn. And his secrets will come to light.

  The House in the Cerulean Sea is an enchanting love story, masterfully told, about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place—and realizing that family is yours.

  ”1984 meets The Umbrella Academy with a pinch of Douglas Adams thrown in.” —Gail Carriger, New York Times bestselling author of Soulless