Lambda literary award-winning author tj klune’s breakout contemporary fantasy a USA Today bestseller! An indie next pick! One of Publishers weekly's "most anticipated books of Spring 2020" One of book riots “20 must-read feel-good fantasies” linus Baker is a by-the-book case worker in the Department in charge of magical youth. He's tasked with determining whether six dangerous magical children are likely to bring about the end of the world. Arthur Parnassus is the master of the orphanage. He would do anything to keep the children safe, even if it means the world will burn. And his secrets will come to light. The house in the cerulean sea is an enchanting love story, masterfully told, about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place—and realizing that family is yours. "1984 meets the umbrella Academy with a pinch of Douglas Adams thrown in." —gail carriger, new York Times author of soulless at the publishers request, this title is being sold without digital rights management software (D) applied.