"Everything I love in a book--haunted heroes, an inventive mythology, and bold characters coming together to solve a dangerous mystery. Unlike anything else out there--The Monarch Papers represents a new and innovative type of storytelling with a mind-blowing introduction to a new narrative universe." - Nick Eliopulos, author of Disney-Hyperion's The Adventurer's Guild
"A compelling and chilling tale of books, magic, and obsession." — William Shunn
"This is a must-read for anyone looking for a tale of modern magic; and along with it, a community of love, passionate creativity, and the ardent belief in the big magic of small things." — Mariah Garrell
"CJ Bernstein has created an experience that, whether you only join the website, or only read the book, blends magic and reality in a new way. Having a copy of this book feels personal, like a secret club's manifesto." Heather Hallberg
A one-of-a-kind interactive fantasy where readers and characters work together to uncover magical secrets and expose a centuries-old literary conspiracy.
It all begins with a supernatural secret, a race to thwart a sinister magic, and one young woman’s strange inheritance, that could change her life, and history itself.
Deirdre Green is no stranger to losing it all. Nearly two decades after her father's mysterious disappearance, her boyfriend, her job, and her London flat all go up in smoke. But when she suddenly inherits what’s left of her family’s publishing business, Deirdre is shocked to discover the cryptic magical conspiracy revealed in its remains…
Martin Rank can't stop living in the past. Ever since a bizarre incident in a library destroyed his marriage and robbed him of his son, he's been desperate for closure. So when the recovering alcoholic hears Sullivan Green's daughter plans to resurrect her family business, he's determined to use her plan to retrieve an obscure and powerful book that could either undo his tragic history, or cause it to repeat itself.
As Deirdre digs deeper into the family company and Martin follows her every move, neither of them realize they're attracting the attention of potent forces, dangerous enemies, and thousands of believers from around the world. Can they unravel a long-lost magical secret, or will her father’s legacy doom mankind forever?
The Monarch Papers: Flora and Fauna is the first book in a contemporary, new adult fantasy series that began as a groundbreaking online literary experience. If you like dark magic, secret societies, and fast-paced twists and turns, then you'll love C.J. Bernstein's captivating series.
Buy The Monarch Papers: Flora and Fauna and join the search for magic today.