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Under the Pendulum Sun
Under the Pendulum Sun | Jeannette Ng
Victorian missionaries travel into the heart of the newly discovered lands of the Fae, in a stunningly different fantasy that mixes Crimson Peak with Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. Catherine Helstone's brother, Laon, has disappeared in Arcadia, legendary land of the magical fae. Desperate for news of him, she makes the perilous journey, but once there, she finds herself alone and isolated in the sinister house of Gethsemane. At last there comes news: her beloved brother is riding to be reunited with her soon - but the Queen of the Fae and her insane court are hard on his heels. File Under: Fantasy
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CareBear
Under the Pendulum Sun | Jeannette Ng
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Super excited for this month‘s fantasy book club pick. I mean, look at that cover. And Fae. Sold.

ju.ca.no Looks great😍 6d
ju.ca.no Sounds great too, sold indeed.😂 6d
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Squidapus
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This was a very well written book that Squidapus really didn't like. He thought it was going to be a fantasy about searching for a girl's brother in the land of the fae; but it was actually about a really obsessive sibling relationship and Christian theology. To explain why exactly he didn't like this book so much would be a spoiler. The good parts and unique idea of Arcadia didn't win out over just...whatever this book was trying to do.

AiBBot I totally totally understand your review. It was not an easy read on so many levels. 4mo
shanaqui IIRC I found this fascinating and intriguing but did not *like* it... 4mo
Squidapus @AiBBot Yup. Let's just say that there direction it took was not one I support 4mo
Squidapus @shanaqui A very accurate statement. 4mo
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LRSmith
Under the Pendulum Sun | Jeannette Ng
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Quite an impressive construction of mythology and theology. It‘s sort of is if Matthew Lewis (The Monk) and Charlotte Brontë had a love child. Beautifully and evocatively written. I cannot say it was always a pleasant read, and when the final knife turned, it was not so much surprise as unhappy inevitability.

If your tastes run to very well written Gothic/Victorian, I would recommend this book. I hope Ng comes out with the sequel.

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AiBBot
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If you hate gothic novels written or based in the 1800‘s full of intrigue, horrific realizations/truths and Christian ‘High Church‘ driven theology within the framework of a Fae realm, do not read this book. If you want to read a book from an author who obviously loves the above mentioned themes and treats them with reverent and delicate respect to the point of giving you goosebumps/chills, read this amazing amazing book.

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Quippe
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Jeanette Ng‘s debut alternate universe historical fantasy novel (the first in a trilogy) is a diligently researched, very literary book that knowingly nods at Charlotte and Emily Brontë and has interesting points to make on colonialism, religion and the role of women and makes innovative use of its fae setting but there is precious little plot here (that only really gets going in the final quarter) and the incest theme may deter some readers.

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Librarian199509
Under the Pendulum Sun | Jeannette Ng
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Oh my goodness. I might be THE audience for this book. Gothic Romanticism, check. Thick with esoteric/Gnostic/Apocryphal Christian theology, check. Fae, check. I'm not sure people without fairly decent background in all of those will get as much out of this or enjoy it as much as I did. Probably my favorite book of the year so far. #gothicfairytale #thatcovertho

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JessClark78
Under the Pendulum Sun | Jeannette Ng
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Had some gift money from Christmas so the husband and I went to Barnes and Noble and bought ourselves some more books today. 😊📚❤️

#bookhaul

[DELETED] 3803335244 I love Penny Dreadful! 2y
batsy That bookmark 😍 2y
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Morinen
Under the Pendulum Sun | Jeannette Ng

"I had cut up similar brocade gowns when I had briefly been a companion to Miss Louisa March."

Ok, this has to be a Little Women reference. Kind of a clever one, too.

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TracyReadsBooks
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Quick update on a book I‘m really enjoying. Great worldbuilding (again, premise is missionaries in land of the fae), & a slow burn of a story which ratchets up the tension & mystery with every chapter. It‘s very much in the vein of old school gothic novels—there‘s a good chance if you like books such as Ann Radcliff‘s The Mysteries of Udolpho or The Italian, you‘ll like this modern, even more fantastical tale. And the cover! Ok, back to reading.

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TracyReadsBooks
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“Secrets keep you safe...Not all knowledge brings joy...There are things I wish I didn‘t know.”

So far, very interesting. How could it not be? The premise is missionaries in the land of the fae. Definitely curious to see where the story goes.

GrilledCheeseSamurai Synopsis got me! Adding to stack! 2y
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earlgreyediting
Under the Pendulum Sun | Jeannette Ng
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UNDER THE PENDULUM SUN by Jeannette Ng is is a Gothic-inspired novel that blends the fae with Christian theology while simultaneously undermining traditional narratives of colonialism. While it makes for a fascinating story, there are certain twists that mean it's not going to be everyone's cup of tea.

Check out my full review at
http://earlgreyediting.com.au/2017/12/11/under-the-pendulum-sun-by-jeannette-ng/

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TracyReadsBooks
Under the Pendulum Sun | Jeannette Ng
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Back home which means I‘m diving back into the TBR pile. The cover of this book is crazy is the best sort of way. The story itself sounds really interesting. It‘s cold. There‘s snow on the ground. And, I‘m ready to curl up with a good book.

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PerusingPanels
Under the Pendulum Sun | Jeannette Ng
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Settling down to start a gothic tail.

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MrBook
Under the Pendulum Sun | Jeannette Ng
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#TBRtemptation post 5! Recently released. Great cover! Catherine's brother, Laon, has gone missing in Arcadia, land of magical fae. She makes the perilous journey there, then finds herself isolated in the sinister house of Gethsemane. She'll find out how much danger Laon's in and what enemies pursue him. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

GlassAsDiamonds Probably wanting to buy a book from a *photo* of its cover is a new... Low? High? Addiction? 😂😂😂 completely unrepentant. 2y
DuckOfDoom I saw it in a Store lately, but didn't know if it was the first one. The cover looks so good 😍 2y
LibrarianRyan I love this cover 2y
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shanaqui
Under the Pendulum Sun | Jeannette Ng
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I don't know what to make of this. Wow. It can be slow, but that's part of the Gothic appeal of it. I didn't love it, but I appreciate the heck out of it.

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kammartinez
Under the Pendulum Sun | Jeannette Ng
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Full review here: http://wp.me/p21txV-Dr

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ of 5 ⭐️s

Whoo-whee! Went in expecting a gothic horror novel with touches of dark fairytale, and I got that PLUS a deep dive into the nature of faith, truth, and the power of stories and storytelling. Unfolds slowly, and so not for the impatient, but for those willing to invest the time, the payoff is definitely worth it :D.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sounds very good! Adding it! 2y
kammartinez @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @moranadatter Hope you guys enjoy it as much as I did :D! It drops on October 3 - just in time for any spooky reading-related events ;D. 2y
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kammartinez
Under the Pendulum Sun | Jeannette Ng
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Once again the lovely people of @AngryRobot were kind enough to send me an ARC of this novel when I asked :D. Gothic literature and the Fae? Sign me right up XD!