Yesterday, Tor.com announced Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire, a novel to be published in collaboration between the Tor.com Imprint, which focuses primarily on Novellas, and Tor Books.

“When Seanan McGuire sent me her pitch for Every Heart a Doorway I was delighted,” said Tor.com Senior Editor. “When the book arrived, and I read it, I was dumbfounded! Seanan had surpassed herself.”

“Seriously,” he continued, “I have been telling everyone I meet how great this book is, and I’m more than a little jealous that you’ll have the opportunity to read it for the first time, and I won’t.”

About the Book

Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children
No Solicitations
No Visitors
No Quests

Children have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere… else.

But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle children.

Nancy tumbled once, but now she’s back. The things she’s experienced… they change a person. The children under Miss West’s care understand all too well. And each of them is seeking a way back to their own fantasy world.

But Nancy’s arrival marks a change at the Home. There’s a darkness just around each corner, and when tragedy strikes, it’s up to Nancy and her new-found schoolmates to get to the heart of the matter.

No matter the cost.

Every Heart a Doorway tells the story of what happens after Ever After,” Harris described. “When a portal fantasy has ended, and its young protagonist is no longer wanted, where do they go? And how do they cope with the transition back into the “real” world? It begins almost as a coming-of-age tale, but soon becomes something quite different and unexpected.”

I’ll admit, I’ve not read McGuire’s other novels, nor those published under her “Mira Grant” pseudonym, but Every Heart a Doorway has my attention in a big way. From the gorgeous cover art, to the Through the Looking Glass-esque blurb, everything is working for me this time around. I can’t wait to give it a shot.

In collaboration with Tor Books, Tor.com will publish Every Heart a Doorway as a hardcover, audiobook, and eBook in April, 2016. It is the first physical release from the new Tor.com imprint.