The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep

The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep

The ultimate book-lover's fantasy, featuring a young scholar with the power to bring literary characters into the world, for fans of The Magicians, Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, and The Invisible Library.

For his entire life, Charley Sutherland has concealed a magical ability he can't quite control: he can bring characters from books into the real world. His older brother, Rob -- a young lawyer with a normal house, a normal fiancee, and an utterly normal life -- hopes that this strange family secret will disappear with disuse, and he will be discharged from his life's duty of protecting Charley and the real world from each other. But then, literary characters start causing trouble in their city, making threats about destroying the world... and for once, it isn't Charley's doing.

There's someone else who shares his powers. It's up to Charley and a reluctant Rob to stop them, before these characters tear apart the fabric of reality.

Title:The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780316452717
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    The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep Reviews

  • karen

    NOW AVAILABLE!mine came with a neat little library checkout card, proving the book was previously read by the likes of dorian gray and anna karenina! and soon, ME! ...

  • Emily

    This book was on my to-read list, I guess I must have read about it somewhere as an "up and coming" fantasy book. Anyway, I added it to my to-read list and then later won it in a GoodReads giveaway. I...

  • Celeste

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher (Orbit US/Redhook) in exchange for an honest review.It’s.Not.Fair.I know that life isn’t.But stories are. Or if they’re not fair, they’re not ...

  • WS_BOOKCLUB

    Thank you to Netgalley for providing me with this book in exchange for my honest opinion. It will be available for purchase on July 23rd.If you enjoy The Book Jumper, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstor...

  • Mary Nguyen (fox & wit)

    Oh this was a delight! As a literature major this book hit deeply close to my heart!This book brings favorite classics to life (quite literally.) There's five Dr. Darcys in this book lol.This is a lov...

  • J.A.

    Starred review from Kirkus; touted as for fans of The Magicians , Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore , and The Invisible Library , but not The Eyre Affair ?...

  • Shayne Wright

    Goodreads Giveaway. Charles had an unusual birth and unusual abilities. A prodigy, he is a "summoner", one who engrossed in a story can pull the characters from the pages. He learns to put them back o...

  • Joelene Weeks

    As literary invertebrates (aka bookworms) we love books, so books about books are like having our cake and eating it too, amiright?! Enter The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep by H.G. Parry, a story abou...

  • Eugenie

    This is well-written fantasy that will appeal to book lovers. It deals with questions of reality, fate, family and love....

  • Charlotte Kinzie

    Have you ever wondered what it might be like if your favorite literary characters came to life? You may want to rethink that wish because it might not turn out very well at all.Charley was born with a...