The Navigating Fox

Christopher Rowe

The Navigating Fox

The Navigating Fox is a fantastical fable of "knowledgeable creatures", in the vein of Brian Jacques's Redwall series but for adults, by Hugo and Nebula Award finalist Christopher Rowe

"Half fable, half caper, and a pure joy to read."—Holly Black, New York Times bestselling author of Book of Night

"There's nothing like it; you have to read it." —Alix E. Harrow, New York Times bestselling author of The Once and Future Witches

Quintus Shu'al, the world's only navigating fox, is in disgrace after guiding an expedition to its doom, leaving no survivors. One year later, Quintus is offered the chance to redeem himself: he will need to lead a motley, fractious team—both human and animal—all the way to the gates of Hell.

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Tor Publishing Group
On Sale: 09/26/2023
ISBN: 9781250804518
ISBN10: 1250804515
0.00 x 0.00 inches , 160 Pages

Trade Paperback

Tor Publishing Group
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250804501
ISBN10: 1250804507
5.00 x 8.00 inches , 160 Pages

About the Author

Christopher Rowe is the author of the acclaimed story collection Telling the Map, as well as a middle grade series, the Supernormal Sleuthing Service, co-written with his wife, author Gwenda...

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"Half fable, half caper, and a pure joy to read. If I have to go to hell, this is the fox I want to take me there."—Holly Black, New York Times bestselling author of Book of Night

"The Navigating Fox is something only Christopher Rowe could deliver: a twisty New Weird noir mystery that follows a bad priest, a pair of mapmaking raccoons, a bison queen, and a very clever fox. There's nothing like it; you have to read it." —Alix E. Harrow, New York Times bestselling author of The Once and Future Witches

"A trip to Hell you're going to want to take: Christopher Rowe's The Navigating Fox asks the eternal question where do we come from? in a story that is completely charming, philosophical, enlightening, entertaining, and clever as, well, a fox."—Alma Katsu, author of The Fervor

"Whimsical, rakish, and touching—and also there are talking raccoons!"—Max Gladstone, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author

As clever and daring as its eponymous namesake, The Navigating Fox is a rich, weird fable—stocked with a vivid cast of characters in a world that’s deeply peculiar, and completely fascinating.”—Cherie Priest, author of Boneshaker and Flight Risk

"How mysterious is the Navigating Fox! But no more so than the bargains he strikes, the deceptions he weaves, and the paths he walks: geographical, political, ecumenical, and otherwise. The Navigating Fox is by turns charming, biting, enigmatic, languorous, and dangerous, and leaves the horizon just a bit more infinite than before."—C. S. E. Cooney, author of Saint Death’s Daughter

"The Navigating Fox is as charming a story as the fox himself is a narrator. I applaud this, the first, I hope, of many adventures to come."—Michael Swanwick, author of the Iron Dragon trilogy

"Effortlessly adept, Rowe's topographies guide us straight into the heart of an undiscovered country."—Richard Butner, author of The Adventurists

"One of the finest and most humane writers of science fiction working today."—Kelly Link on These Prisoning Hills

Meticulous prose, a generous heart, and a wild imagination—this is what we expect from Christopher Rowe, and this is what he continues to provide.”—Karen Joy Fowler on These Prisoning Hills