The Whatnot

The Whatnot


Oh, the Sly King, the Sly King, in his towers of ash and wind.

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.

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  • 001_The Whatnot
    Duration: 13min
  • 002_Chapter 1
    Duration: 31min
  • 003_Chapter 2
    Duration: 17min
  • 004_Chapter 3
    Duration: 23min
  • 005_Chapter 4
    Duration: 23min
  • 006_Chapter 5
    Duration: 27min
  • 007_Chapter 6
    Duration: 33min
  • 008_Chapter 7
    Duration: 14min
  • 009_Chapter 8
    Duration: 18min
  • 010_Chapter 9
    Duration: 15min
  • 011_Chapter 10
    Duration: 19min
  • 012_Chapter 11
    Duration: 35min
  • 013_Chapter 12
    Duration: 27min
  • 014_Chapter 13
    Duration: 26min
  • 015_Chapter 14
    Duration: 13min
  • 016_Chapter 15
    Duration: 09min
  • 017_Chapter 16
    Duration: 19min
  • 018_Chapter 17
    Duration: 18min
  • 019_Chapter 18
    Duration: 22min
  • 020_Chapter 19
    Duration: 35min
  • 021_Chapter 20
    Duration: 21min
  • 022_Chapter 21
    Duration: 42min
  • 023_Epilogue
    Duration: 03min
  • 024_Credits
    Duration: 50s
  • sample
    Duration: 01min