Flora Segunda (Paperback)
Being the Magickal Mishaps of a Girl of Spirit, Her Glass-Gazing Sidekick, Two Ominous Butlers (One Blue), a House with Eleven Thousand Rooms, and a Red Dog
HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780152054397, 448pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2008
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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 the unpredictable elevator anyway. Huge mistake. Lost in her own house, she stumbles upon the long-banished butler--and into a mind-blowing muddle of intrigue and betrayal that changes her world forever.
Full of wildly clever plot twists, this extraordinary first novel establishes Ysabeau Wilce as a compelling new voice in teen fantasy.
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. Visit her website at www.yswilce.com
Praise For Flora Segunda: Being the Magickal Mishaps of a Girl of Spirit, Her Glass-Gazing Sidekick, Two Ominous Butlers (One Blue), a House with Eleven Thousand Rooms, and a Red Dog…
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] Pullman’s Lyra Silvertongue or [Terry] Pratchett’s 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 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