The Choir Boats
London, 1812 | Yount, Year of the Owl
What would you give to make good on the sins of your past? For merchant Barnabas McDoon, the answer is: everything.
When emissaries from a world called Yount offer Barnabas a chance to redeem himself, he accepts their price to voyage to Yount with the key that only he can use to unlock the door to their prison. But bleak forces seek to stop him: Yount's jailer, a once-human wizard who craves his own salvation, kidnaps Barnabas's nephew. A fallen angel, a monstrous owl with eyes of fire, will unleash Hell if Yount is freed. And, meanwhile, Barnabas's niece, Sally, and a mysterious pauper named Maggie seek with dream-songs to wake the sleeping goddess who may be the only hope for Yount and Earth alike.
What people are saying - Write a review
Review: The Choir Boats (Longing for Yount #1)User Review - Brendan - Goodreads
I really enjoyed this very clever fantasy. (I think it's been mischaracterized as steampunk and as YA--I don't really think it's either one.) It doesn't follow any predictable pattern--it's not a ... Read full review
Review: The Choir Boats (Longing for Yount #1)User Review - Goodreads
The Choir Boats is an excellent example of great but flawed book. I was taken aback when I saw this novel classified as YA. It feels nothing like modern YA. I was reminded of Verne when I was reading ...
A Song Out of Silence
Binomials Quoth the CharGirl
Dreams Are the Daughters of Earth
At the Sign of the Ear
Breathing Honied Ashes
Endued with Particles of Heavenly Fires
No More Pint o Salt