Summer in Orcus - T. Kingfisher

Summer in Orcus

By T. Kingfisher

  • Release Date: 2017-01-25
  • Genre: Fantasy
5 Score: 5 (From 13 Ratings)


When the witch Baba Yaga walks her house into the backyard, eleven-year-old Summer enters into a bargain for her heart’s desire. Her search will take her to the strange, surreal world of Orcus, where birds talk, women change their shape, and frogs sometimes grow on trees. But underneath the whimsy of Orcus lies a persistent darkness, and Summer finds herself hunted by the monstrous Houndbreaker, who serves the distant, mysterious Queen-in-Chains…

“It’s Wes Craven meets L. Frank Baum, or Narnia for those of us who thought Narnia smiled without showing enough of its teeth.” ~KB Spangler, Digital Divide


  • Children's story for adults, in the best way

    By Dshallb
    I wouldn't call this a children's story, but it's similar. Maybe it's the sort of story I might have appreciated as a child, had I been an altogether better and more worthwhile child. In any case, I enjoyed it quite a bit and can't recommend it highly enough.
  • It's quite good

    By Arkanjil
    The author brings to life a quirky yet vividly realized world and sets her protagonist forth to explore and elucidate for us. This she does with charm and grace, making for a wonderful tale, as well as a fine comeuppance to all of those anodyne Narnia tales. Recommended highly.
  • A dazzling fairytale

    By Megraquel
    It's been a while since I've read a fairytale that I've completely fallen for. This story is so charmingly written and touches on emotions I had forgotten I had. I hope there is more to come for Summer!