The concluding volume in Paul Park's remarkable tale of RoumaniaAfter finding that she is the lost princess of Roumania and the mythical White Tyger, Miranda's fate is still uncertain. The ghosts of her enemies cluster about her, the insane spirit of the Baroness takes possession of her body for a time, and demons released by her mother are abroad. Through it all her heart calls out to Peter, whom she has come to love, and to her best friend Andromeda. Any answers may lie only in the hidden world of spirits, where death is but an inconvenience, and Miranda is the most powerful creature of all: the White Tyger.
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Praise for The Hidden World:
“The Hidden World caps, justifies and properly closes Paul Park's Great Roumania quartet, whose first volumes are A Princess of Roumania, The Tourmaline and The White Tyger. It is a great book. . . . The last pages of The Hidden World are as complex as life itself.”--The Washington Post Book World“Paul Park concludes his tale of Miranda Popescu and an alternate Romania amid war in the physical world and treachery in the hidden world of sorcery. . . . it pays to read all four books —starting with A Princess of Roumania— in this magnificent, sophisticated fantasy series.”--The Denver Post“Park has left a stamp on fantasy that will be profound and enduring….Rich and strange and deeply relevant to our times…Park writes grown-up fantasy for real people, even if his main characters—Miranda, Pieter, and Andromeda—are, or rather begin, as children.”--Realms of Fantasy “This exciting and satisfying fourth and final volume of Park’s much-praised series . . . [is] beautifully written. . . . Provides a fitting and triumphant conclusion to the series.”--Publishers Weekly“Satisfying…. Miranda is one of the most interesting heroines in contemporary fantasy.”--Booklist “Complex and brilliantly realized….subverts a good deal of what we might expect from a more conventional fantasy…. [A] surprising yet satisfactory conclusion to a most unusual epic.”--Locus (Gary K. Wolfe)
Paul Park is the author of A Princess of Roumania, The Tourmaline, The White Tyger, Sugar Rain, and Celestis. He lives in North Adams, MA.
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