Originally published as two books, Strangely Beautiful unites Leanna Renee Hieber's critically acclaimed novels in a single revised volume, restoring the author's original vision for the work.
Miss Persephone Parker--known as Percy--is different, with her lustrous, snow-white hair, pearlescent pale skin, and uncanny ability to see and communicate with ghosts. Seeking to continue her education, Percy has come to Queen Victoria's London, to the Athens Academy. What she will learn there will change her life forever. Athens Academy is the citadel of The Guard, an ancient order that battles the forces of evil. The Victorian Guard, led by professor Alexi Rychman, is incomplete. They cannot defeat Jack the Ripper-- who is more than the serial killer he appears to be--or the greater monster his appearance heralds. Percy's lifelong habit of concealment combined with Alexi's fevered search for the Guard's missing seventh nearly prove disastrous as ancient Greek myths begin playing out in modern, gaslit, Victorian London. Percy and her new friends and allies must overcome their preconceptions about each other and their own histories before they can set the world to rights.
BOOKS 3 & 4 in the series will release in 2017 & 2018
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Order of publication:
THE STRANGELY BEAUTIFUL TALE OF MISS PERCY PARKER (Strangely Beautiful #1 - 2009, 2010 Prism Winner for Best Fantasy and Best First Book)
THE DARKLY LUMINOUS FIGHT FOR PERSEPHONE PARKER (Strangely Beautiful #2 - 2010)
"A Christmas Carroll" in A MIDWINTER FANTASY anthology (Strangely Beautiful #2.5 - 2010)
THE PERILOUS PROPHECY OF GUARD AND GODDESS (A Strangely Beautiful Prequel - 2011, 2012 Prism Winner for Best Fantasy)
MISS VIOLET AND THE GREAT WAR (Strangely Beautiful #4, forthcoming from Tor Books, publication date TBA)
For synopsis, links to excerpts and news about the re-issue of the series, please see the Book Page, for features and deleted scenes see the Extras page, for awards and acclaim see the Awards/Reviews page.