From bestselling author Iain Pears comes Arcadia: a groundbreaking new novel written for iPhone and iPad. Become the master of your journey following ten characters through three interlocking worlds, in an original tale of time travel, intrigue and adventure.

Three interlocking worlds. Ten characters looking for answers. But who controls the future – or the past?

In the basement of a professor’s house in Oxford, fifteen-year-old Rosie goes in search of a missing cat – and instead finds herself in a different world.

Anterwold is a sun-drenched land of storytellers, prophecies and rituals. But is this world real – and what happens if she decides to stay?

Meanwhile, in a sterile laboratory, a rebellious scientist is trying to prove that time does not even exist – with potentially devastating consequences.

‘I wanted to do something new. I wanted to give you the freedom to put the tale together in your own way.’ – Iain Pears

Download the app now for free and start reading straight away. Unlock the complete novel with a single in-app purchase.

Brought to you by Faber & Faber and Amphio – the award-winning creators of The Waste Land for iPad.

– Experience a novel written especially for iPad and iPhone
– See characters’ stories diverge and intersect in the unique and beautiful map
– Record your path through the story, and see what lies ahead
– Follow the characters that interest you most in this rich imaginative world
– Discover the Notebooks for an even deeper understanding of Arcadia

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If you enjoy Arcadia, don’t forget to rate it and leave a review.

What's New

Version 1.0.3

We’ve updated the app to make sure you can continue to enjoy an amazing experience on iOS 11!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Fantastic Story - great value

Callum Brown

I really enjoyed the story, and the idea of allowing the reader to pick which part of the story to read is really intriguing. On reflection, I often found myself wanting to be told which part to read next- for the choice to be taken away from me. The skill of good storytelling is in no small part down to the order in which the narrative is told, so I actually think I would have preferred reading the traditional format.

This said, the app was certainly great value for money compared with the the hardback, was a really interesting experiment and one which I really enjoyed being a part of. I would definitely recommend taking a look.

An excellent experience


A new way of reading. Very enjoyable. Ten characters, ten stories, many interactions. No two people will read it the same way. If you try it jump about it’s fun, or just choose your own way. But for £2.99 do give it a try on the iPad.

Easiest In-App purchase imaginable


Love the concept, love the intertwined storylines. Simply written and extraordinarily intriguing - didn't hesitate when asked to make the in-app purchase!
I just wish they had included iCloud sync so I could easily switch between my iPhone and iPad.

In-App Purchases

Arcadia Complete Book

Unlock the full novel



Amphio Limited
35.7 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
© Amphio Limited
In-App Purchases
  1. Arcadia Complete Book £3.99


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    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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