Audio Excerpt: Linus Sees the Ocean for the First Time in The House in the Cerulean Sea!

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.

Check out the first audio clip in our series here. Keep an eye out for the next excerpt, coming soon!


Have you ever seen the ocean? If you have, you’re significantly better traveled than Linus Baker of The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune. Working for the Department in Charge of Magical Youth doesn’t give him much vacation time, after all. But his assignment to investigate the Marsyas Island Orphanage gives him the chance to finally leave his grey, rainy town and see the ocean for the first time. Little does he know it now, but he’s going to have a lot of firsts on this assignment….

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