A Crack in Everything

Ruth Frances Long / Children's

Book cover

UK Publisher

O'Brien Press (World)

Date Published

September 1st, 2014


CBT Random House (German)
Agapi Yayinlari (Turkey)

Dramatic Rights

Abbey Theatre

She was a mistake. A crack in the order of the world …

When Izzy Gregory takes a wrong turn down a Dublin alley she stumbles into a shadowy, frightening world where magical beings, angels and demons hold sway. In this place where everything is strange, Izzy finds herself surrounded by danger, chased and threatened. Her only chance of survival lies with Jinx, who’s been sent to capture her. Jinx has known nothing but duty and cruelty from his own kind; Izzy is something altogether new to him – and to his world …

Falling in love was never in the plan, but it might be the one thing that can save them.


Three things make this a great book. Firstly, the author has populated the book with wonderous characters, that are fresh, believable, memorable, and at the same time most definitely are archetypes. Somehow the author has managed to flesh out archetypes so that the feel like real people. The second thing is the author's choice of locations. Like the characters, the settings are fresh, believable, and memorable. Lastly, the story is good. It is fast paced, kept me guessing until the end, and is full of memorable surprises: I'll never be able to think of an angelic choir the same way ever again.

- John Corrigan - Amazon

An excellent fantasy, with strange but memorable characters set in believable settings…. tense and exciting.

- The Irish Examiner

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