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Under the Pendulum Sun

“An evocative, claustrophobic Gothic novel with strikingly creepy set-pieces, which repeatedly dislocates its reader’s and characters’ worldview in a forceful examination of faith and the power of stories.”
Aliette de Bodard, Nebula, Locus and BSFA Award-winning author of The House of Shattered Wings

Two Victorian missionaries head into darkest fairyland, to deliver their message to the godless magical beings who dwell there… at the risk of losing their own souls.

File Under: Fantasy [ In Arcadia | Seek and Hide | The Queen of Moths | Lands of the Damned ]

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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.


Under the Pendulum Sun


Jeannette Ng

Publication date

03 Oct 2017


3rd October 2017 | 9780857667281 | Epub & Mobi | RRP £5.49 / US$6.99 / CAN $7.99

US Print

3rd October 2017 | 9780857667274 | Trade Paperback | RRP US$9.99 CAN$12.50

UK Print

5th October 2017 | 9780857667267 | Paperback | RRP £8.99

Goodreads URL Read & Discuss

Under the Pendulum Sun is a weird, ingenious, and ravishing story of the Fae and the outsiders driven to discover their secrets, told with a heady melange of disturbing beauty and enticing dangers.”
– Kate Elliott, author of Cold Magic, Black Wolves, and Court of Fives

“An enchanting literary debut – I couldn’t put it down!”
– Lavie Tidhar, World Fantasy Award winning author of A Man Lies Dreaming and Central Station

“Hauntingly beautiful and masterfully told. This looks like the start of a brilliant career.”
Keith Yatsuhashi, author of Kokoro

“Jeanette Ng has no time for Victorian attempts to sanitise and prettify Faerie. A story as intriguing as it is eerily disturbing.”
– Juliet McKenna

“Jeannette Ng’s imagery is breathtaking, her setting dark and delightful, and her use of theology is pure genius. Like some sinister elf, Under the Pendulum Sun will steal your imagination and never give it back.”
– N S Dolkart, author of Among the Fallen

“Extremely beautiful, entertaining, and emotionally compelling…read this excellent book.”
Grimdark magazine 

“A novel whose big heart enables it to engage with big ideas. Read it carefully, and be rewarded.”
Andrew Wallace, author of Sons of the Crystal Mind

“There is a wisdom, but also an exquisite beauty in her words that stun you… Under the Pendulum Sun is a gorgeous book.”
Utopia State of Mind

“An intricate distortion of myth and history.”
Victorian Soul Critiques

“A deep, rich and very definitely eerie gothic novel that asks some very hard, very interesting questions about god, faith, the nature of truth and what stories and storytelling have to do with all of it.”
Kam Reads and Recs

“Holy wah. Holy wah! Holy WAH! This book was an amazing read!”
Purple Owl Reviews

“Jeannette Ng’s Under the Pendulum Sun expertly weaves fantasy, the Gothic, academia, and religion in this compelling novel about missionaries to Arcadia, the land of the Fae.”
Fairy Book Mother

Jeannette Ng is originally from Hong Kong but now lives in Durham, UK. Her MA in Medieval and Renaissance Studies fed into an interest in medieval and missionary theology, which in turn spawned her love for writing gothic fantasy with a theological twist. She runs live roleplay games and is active within the costuming community, running a popular blog.

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