Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr
I was nervous to start this book because ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE holds such a special place in my heart. I was a fool. Cloud Cuckoo Land is equally as mesmerising. Doerr is beyond comparison. I am so grateful he exists and writes books like these that take me to a different place. I don't want to give any spoilers, but I will say, don't worry if the first few chapters confuse you. Stick with it and you'll soon see...
From the back
There is magic in this place … You just have to sit and breathe and wait and it will find you’
Fifteenth-century Constantinople. Present day Idaho. The future, and humanity’s last hope.
Across time and space, five young dreamers are bound by a single ancient text. Together, they tell a story of a world in peril; of the power of words, of resilience, and of hope against all odds.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of All the Light We Cannot See returns with a heart-breaking, magnificent epic of human connection and a love letter to storytelling itself.