The Book of the Night by Pearl North
But of course! I can't not recommend this book, although if you want to read it, you'll first need to read Libyrinth and The Boy from Ilysies - otherwise you will be ridiculously lost. I must say, this is the most wildly imaginative thing I've read since...Hyperion by Dan Simmons perhaps. Just the scope alone is enough to boggle your mind. I mean, at one moment you're in the shallow end of the swimming pool and then you decide to swim to the other side - only when you turn around you suddenly discover you're not in a pool anymore, but an ocean. Just like that things can turn in this book from relatively normal to stuff that you can't even wrap your brain around. Yet North is able to pull it off so that you don't necessarily have to understand. Oh, and did I mention that she totally pulls a Joss Whedon in this book? Yep. I dare you to guess what will happen next while reading this book because chances are you won't be able to.
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