Publisher’s abstract: In this enthralling historic epic, set in New York City and the Middle East in the years resulting in World War I— the long-awaited follow-up to the acclaimed New York Times bestseller The Golem and the Jinni—Helene Wecker revisits her beloved characters Chava and Ahmad as they confront sudden new challenges in a quickly altering human world.
Chava is a golem, a lady made from clay, who can hear the ideas and longings of these round her and feels compelled by her nature to assist them. Ahmad is a jinni, a stressed creature of fireplace, as soon as free to roam the desert however now imprisoned in the form of a person. Fearing they’ll be uncovered as monsters, these magical beings conceal their true selves and attempt to move as human—simply two extra immigrants in the bustling world of 1900s Manhattan. Brought collectively below calamitous circumstances, their lives at the moment are entwined—however they’re not but sure of what they imply to one another.
Both Chava and Ahmad have modified the lives of the individuals round them. Park Avenue heiress Sophia Winston, whose temporary encounter with Ahmad left her with a wierd sickness that makes her shiver with chilly, travels to the Middle East to hunt a remedy. There she meets Dima, a tempestuous feminine jinni who’s been banished from her tribe. Back in New York, in a tenement on the Lower East Side, slightly woman named Kreindel helps her rabbi father build a golem they title Yossele—not realizing that she’s about to be despatched to an orphanage uptown, the place the hulking Yossele will change into her solely good friend and protector.
Spanning the tumultuous years from the flip of the 20 th century to the start of World War I, The Hidden Palace follows these lives and others as they collide and interleave. Can Chava and Ahmad discover their locations in the human world whereas remaining true to one another? Or will their opposing natures and wishes ultimately tear them aside—particularly as soon as they encounter, thrillingly, different beings like themselves?
The Wolf and the Woodsman by Ava Reid
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Release date: June 8