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A peculiar peril

Call Number



First edition.

Publication Information

New York, NY : Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers, 2020

Physical Description

632 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


After Jonathan Lambshead's elusive grandfather dies, the recently orphaned teenager inherits the family mansion--and its contents. Jonathan soon discovers that the mansion's basement holds more than just oddities: three doors serve as portals, with one leading to an alt-Earth called Aurora, where magic abounds, history has been re-written, and an occult dictator called Aleister Crowley leads an army pillaging alt-Europe. Jonathan learns of his destiny as a member of The Order, a secret society devoted to keeping our world separate from Aurora, and embarks on an epic quest to protect Earth from Crowley's dark magic.

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