Under the Pendulum Sun (Paperback)
Angry Robot, 9780857667274, 416pp.
Publication Date: October 3, 2017
Catherine Helstone’s brother, Laon, has disappeared in Arcadia, legendary land of the magical fae. Desperate for news of him, she makes the perilous journey, but once there, she finds herself alone and isolated in the sinister house of Gethsemane. At last there comes news: her beloved brother is riding to be reunited with her soon – but the Queen of the Fae and her insane court are hard on his heels.
File Under: Fantasy [ In Arcadia | Seek and Hide | The Queen of Moths | Lands of the Damned ]
About the Author
Author hometown: Durham, UK
Praise For Under the Pendulum Sun…
“An evocative, claustrophobic Gothic novel with strikingly creepy set-pieces, which repeatedly dislocates its reader’s and characters’ worldview in a forceful examination of faith and the power of stories.”
– Aliette de Bodard, Nebula, Locus and BSFA Award-winning author of The House of Shattered Wings
“Under the Pendulum Sun is a weird, ingenious, and ravishing story of the Fae and the outsiders driven to discover their secrets, told with a heady melange of disturbing beauty and enticing dangers.”
– Kate Elliott, author of Cold Magic, Black Wolves, and Court of Fives
“An enchanting literary debut – I couldn’t put it down!”
– Lavie Tidhar, World Fantasy Award winning author of A Man Lies Dreaming and Central Station
“Hauntingly beautiful and masterfully told. This looks like the start of a brilliant career.”
– Keith Yatsuhashi, author of Kokoro
“Jeanette Ng has no time for Victorian attempts to sanitise and prettify Faerie. A story as intriguing as it is eerily disturbing.”
– Juliet McKenna
“Jeannette Ng's imagery is breathtaking, her setting dark and delightful, and her use of theology is pure genius. Like some sinister elf, Under the Pendulum Sun will steal your imagination and never give it back.”
– N S Dolkart, author of Among the Fallen
“Under the Pendulum Sun does live up to its fabulous pitch. A richly woven fantasy from a brilliant imagination. Definitely one for readers interested in fairy lore and Gothic fantasy.”
– Rod Duncan, author of The Bullet-Catcher’s Daughter
“Imagine Northanger Abbey’s Catherine Morland confined to a particularly mysterious corner of Gormenghast with the Faeries of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell for company and you start to get an idea of how delightfully intricate and beautifully realised a novel Under the Pendulum Sun is. A remarkable debut.”
– Jonathan L Howard, author of Johannes Cabal the Necromancer series
“Under the Pendulum Sun is a delicious fusion of repressed Victorian missionary values and the horror of the Fae. A sumptuous account of the journey into the land of the Fae, and into the darkest recesses of the human soul, this book delighted and shocked in all the best ways.”
– Emma Newman
"Extremely beautiful, entertaining, and emotionally compelling...read this excellent book."
– Grimdark magazine
– Publishers Weekly
“A novel whose big heart enables it to engage with big ideas. Read it carefully, and be rewarded.”
– Andrew Wallace, author of Sons of the Crystal Mind
"Jeannette Ng has written an utterly brilliant gothic novel, using all the tropes and cliches of the genre and rising above them in magnificent style. I highly recommend it."
– Intellectus Speculativus