Daughter from the Dark

Sergey Dyachenko (Author)
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Description

In this extraordinary stand-alone novel, the authors and translator of Vita Nostra--a dark Harry Potter on steroids with a hefty dose of metaphysics (award-winning author Aliette de Bodard)--return with a story about creation, music, and companionship filled with their hallmark elements of subtle magic and fantasy.

Late one night, fate brings together DJ Aspirin and ten-year-old Alyona. After he tries to save her from imminent danger, she ends up at his apartment. But in the morning sinister doubts set in. Who is Alyona? A young con artist? A plant for a nefarious blackmailer? Or perhaps a long-lost daughter Aspirin never knew existed? Whoever this mysterious girl is, she now refuses to leave.

A game of cat-and-mouse has begun.

Claiming that she is a musical prodigy, Alyona insists she must play a complicated violin piece to find her brother. Confused and wary, Aspirin knows one thing: he wants her out of his apartment and his life. Yet every attempt to get rid of her is thwarted by an unusual protector: her plush teddy bear that may just transform into a fearsome monster.

Alyona tells Aspirin that if he would just allow her do her work, she'll leave him--and this world. He can then return to the shallow life he led before her. But as outside forces begin to coalesce, threatening to finally separate them, Aspirin makes a startling discovery about himself and this ethereal, eerie child.

--Publishers Weekly

Product Details

Price
$26.99  $24.83
Publisher
Harper Voyager
Publish Date
February 11, 2020
Pages
304
Dimensions
6.3 X 1.0 X 9.1 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062916211
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About the Author

SERGEY AND MARINA DYACHENKO have received numerous prestigious literary awards for their novels and short stories. They were honored as the European Science Fiction Society's Best Writers of Europe at Eurocon 2005. They are the authors of The Scar. Marina and Sergey are married and live in Kiev.

Reviews

"An unlikely duo is at the heart of this alluring fantasy about the power of music from the Dyachenkos [...] Fans of found family tropes will be pleased with this strange, ethereal tale."--Publishers Weekly
"Marina and Sergey Dyachenko have a huge skill in knowing how to write weird stories with weird characters in a way that makes them utterly captivating and nearly impossible to stop reading."--Forever Lost in Literature