Oh, the Sly King, the Sly King, in his towers of ash and
Pikey Thomas doesn’t know how or why he can see the
changeling girl. But there she is. Not in the cold, muddy London neighborhood where
Pikey lives. Instead, she’s walking through the trees and snow of the enchanted
Old Country or, later, racing through an opulent hall. She’s pale and small,
and she has branches growing out of her head. Her name is Henrietta Kettle.
Pikey’s vision, it turns out, is worth something. Worth
something to Hettie’s brother—a brave adventurer named Bartholomew Kettle.
Worth something to the nobleman who protects him. And Pikey is not above
bartering—Pikey will do almost anything to escape his past; he’ll do almost anything
for a life worth living.
The faeries—save for a mysterious sylph and a mischievous
cobble faery or two— have been chased out of London. They’ve all gone north.
The army is heading north, too. So Pikey and Bartholomew follow, collecting
information, piecing together clues, searching for the doorway that will lead
them to Hettie.
The Whatnot is the
enthralling, surprising, and unforgettable companion to Stefan Bachmann’s
internationally bestselling debut novel The
Peculiar. Download and start listening now!