When Nancy finds herself back in our world, she is sent to a boarding school for children who’ve visited other worlds and returned. On the surface the school’s aim is to reintegrate these children into their ordinary, non-magical lives. In reality, it’s about helping them move on in whichever direction they choose.
But soon after Nancy arrives at the school, her roommate is murdered. New and having visited an Underworld, Nancy is one of the prime suspects. Except… She didn’t do it.
Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children
Children have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere… else.
But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle children.
Nancy tumbled once, but now she’s back. The things she’s experienced… they change a person. The children under Miss West’s care understand all too well. And each of them is seeking a way back to their own fantasy world.
But Nancy’s arrival marks a change at the Home. There’s a darkness just around each corner, and when tragedy strikes, it’s up to Nancy and her new-found schoolmates to get to the heart of things.
No matter the cost.
Cis girls: Nancy, Jack, Jill, Sumi
Cis boys: Christopher
Trans boys: Kade
Heterosexual: Christopher, Sumi
White: Nancy, Jack, Jill, Kade
Graphic descriptions of violence
Descriptions of transmisia/transphobia having occurred in the past
Allusions to suicide
Though many asexuals laud the depiction of asexuality, its reliance on a harmful stereotype may hurt certain readers. Some caution is advised.
Ownvoices: Every Heart a Doorway is ownvoices for asexuality.