Read the First Two Chapters of In an Absent Dream, Seanan McGuire’s New Wayward Children Novella

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Lundy is a very serious young girl who would rather study and dream than become a respectable housewife and live up to the expectations of the world around her. As well she should.

When she finds a doorway to a world founded on logic and reason, riddles and lies, she thinks she’s found her paradise. Alas, everything costs at the goblin market, and when her time there is drawing to a close, she makes the kind of bargain that never plays out well.

In an Absent Dream is a stand-alone fantasy tale from Seanan McGuire’s award-winning Wayward Children series, which began with Every Heart a Doorway. Available January 8, 2019 from Publishing.



Chapter 1
A Very Ordinary Garden


In a house, on a street, in a town ordinary enough in every aspect to cross over its own roots and become remarkable, there lived a girl ...