Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Wayward Children)
- Publish Date: 2017-06-13
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Seanan McGuire
Seanan McGuire returns to her popular Wayward Children series with Down Among the Sticks and Bonesâa truly standalone story suitable for adult and young adult readers of urban fantasy, and the follow-up to the Alex and Nebula Award-winning, Hugo, and Locus finalist, Tiptree Honor List book Every Heart a Doorway
Twin sisters Jack and Jill were seventeen when they found their way home and were packed off to Eleanor Westâs Home for Wayward Children.
This is the story of what happened firstâ¦
Jacqueline was her motherâs perfect daughterâpolite and quiet, always dressed as a princess. If her mother was sometimes a little strict, itâs because crafting the perfect daughter takes discipline.
Jillian was her fatherâs perfect daughterâadventurous, thrill-seeking, and a bit of a tom-boy. He really would have preferred a son, but you work with what you've got.
They were five when they learned that grown-ups canât be trusted.
They were twelve when they walked down the impossible staircase and discovered that the pretense of love can never be enough to prepare you a life filled with magic in a land filled with mad scientists and death and choices.