Wayward Children (#5)
Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Release Date: January 7, 2020
Genre: Fantasy / Dark Fantasy / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
The fifth book in Seanan McGuire's multi-award-winning Wayward Children series brings back old favorites for new adventures
Come Tumbling Down picks up the threads left dangling by Every Heart a Doorway and Down Among the Sticks and Bones—it's both a standalone delight and a treat for longtime fans of the series.
When we Jack left Eleanor West's School for Wayward Children she was carrying the body of her deliciously deranged sister—whom she had recently murdered in a fit of righteous justice—back to their home on the Moors.
But death in their adopted world isn't always as permanent as it is here, and when Jack is herself carried back into the school, it becomes clear that something has happened to her. Something terrible. Something of which only the maddest of scientists could conceive. Something only her friends are equipped to help her overcome.
Eleanor West's "No Quests" rule is about to be broken.
Alexis being alive is shocking enough to those who read Down with the Sticks and Bones. But it seems that Jill and the Master have crossed the line this time. Jill's actions have gone beyond repentance mode this time. Jill is not in the least repentant of her lethal lifestyle, and she and her adoptive vampire father have thought of an ingenious way to get around this limitation by using Jack's body. What she’s now done is not only ruining Jack’s life, but likely to lead to an imbalance of power and deadly warfare in the Moors world.