Alix E. Harrow’s debut novel The Ten Thousand Doors of January is a standalone portal fantasy.
January Scaller rarely sees her beloved father, because Julian Scaller is absent running errands for wealthy Mr. Locke. She has been raised mainly by Mr. Locke’s servants. Her life is cozy and safe, but January increasingly feels that she is just one of Locke’s carefully guarded treasures. Not at all a person.
But a person who is a one-of-a-kind human, one who might not do well in the harsh outside world.