A Peculiar Peril

A Peculiar Peril

An epic about three friends on a quest to protect the world from a threat as unknowable as it is terrifying.

Jonathan Lambshead stands to inherit his deceased grandfather’s overstuffed mansion—a veritable cabinet of curiosities—once he and two schoolmates catalog its contents. But the three soon discover that the house is filled with far more than just oddities: It holds clues linking to an alt-Earth called Aurora, where the notorious English occultist Aleister Crowley has stormed back to life on a magic-fueled rampage across a surreal, through-the-looking-glass version of Europe replete with talking animals (and vegetables).

Swept into encounters with allies more unpredictable than enemies, Jonathan pieces together his destiny as a member of a secret society devoted to keeping our world separate from Aurora. But as the ground shifts and allegiances change with every step, he and his friends sink ever deeper into a deadly pursuit of the profound evil that is also chasing after them.

Title:A Peculiar Peril
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780374308896
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    A Peculiar Peril Reviews

  • Elle

    This sounds like a Lemony Snicket title tbh*Thanks to Farrar, Straus and Giroux & Goodreads for an advance copy!...

  • Anna Luce

    EDIT: If you are a Jeff VanderMeer devotee or if you thoroughly enjoyed A Peculiar Peril, I'm happy for you. My review is not a positive one (I know, how dare I?) so if you are the kind of reader who ...

  • Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)

    there's a new cover in town and it's vying for Wilder Girls spot at #1| Goodreads | Blog | Pinterest | Reddit | LinkedIn | YouTube |...

  • Joseph Dolan

    I received this ARC from Jeff after a wonderously weird trip my wife and I took to Tallahassee to a book signing at a brewery followed by a tour around his home. This preamble is not meant as some boa...

  • Sasha

    Update: I am done! This was a 2-month labor of reading. A fun, mess-with-your-head, when-will-you-shut-up-Jeff-but-keep-talking, Kafka is a WHAT? type of reading journey. It was a little exhausting bu...

  • William

    I've read an ARC of the first three chapters, verbose and stylistic, overwrought and actually quite dull. Not for me the remainder of this work. ...

  • Jackie

    I have been lucky enough to read over 200 arcs and this is the first time I’ve ever had to move it to the dnf pile. I work very hard to always finish a book because it’s been provided to read and ...

  • Micala Ross

    I received this book from a goodread’s giveaway for review. “Reports from his spies in Bavaria of sightings of a mythical being, half hedgehog, half man, riding a giant rooster, stoked his rage....

  • Annie (Putt)

    I DNFed this 44% through it.2.5 starsI was hooked the first 20% through this story, but it just. Kept. Going. Nothing was changing, and more of the book descended into nonsense that made the story hav...

  • The Artisan Geek

    13/12/19I love VanderMeer's work!! Can't wait to see him venture into YA! :D Also super happy to see birds and plants on the cover!!https://media.giphy.com/media/3oz8xRF...You can find me onYoutube | ...