The Sweet Far Thing

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The Sweet Far Thing
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The American hardcover for The Sweet Far Thing.
Author Libba Bray
Country United States of America
Language English
Series Gemma Doyle Trilogy
Genre Fantasy novel
Publisher Random House
Publication date
December 26, 2007
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 819
Preceded by Rebel Angels

The Sweet Far Thing is a novel by Libba Bray that was released on December 26, 2007. It is the sequel to the best-selling A Great and Terrible Beauty and Rebel Angels.

It has been a year of change since Gemma Doyle first arrived at the foreboding Spence Academy. Her mother murdered and her father a laudanum addict, Gemma has relied on her unsuspected strength and has discovered an ability to travel to an enchanted world called the Realms, where dark magic runs wild. Despite certain peril, Gemma has bound the magic to herself and forged unlikely new alliances. Now, as Gemma approaches her London debut, the time has come to test these bonds.

The Order—the mysterious group her mother was once part of—is grappling for control of the Realms, as is the Rakshana. Spence's burned East Wing is being rebuilt, but why now? Gemma and her friends see Pippa, but she is not the same. And their friendship faces its gravest trial as Gemma must decide once and for all what role she is meant for.