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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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

Fine novel, incomprehensible app


About three quarters through this very enjoyable novel, I read there was a companion app. Curious, I downloaded it. I cannot for the life of me figure out what it is supposed to do for me, or how it enhances the novel. Aside from a map of episodes and some text from the book, there seems to be nothing here.

Absolutely Fantastic!!!


This is by far the best book I have ever read!! It's not only a book, but a map of adventures, really. Each of the ten characters has a completely different story, all leading completely different lives, until they all end up nowhere near where they started, yet all together in the same place. Every character has their own book and set of chapters, basically, but each character eventually meets all the others. All their stories intertwine. It's so fascinating! This is one of those books you literally can't put down! There's something in this book for everyone. There's mystery, adventure, romance, drama, anything you could want in a book. If what's holding you back are the rumors of lots of in-app purchases, there is only one in the middle of the book that is $3.99 and that pays for the rest of the book. I couldn't recommend this book more! Get it, and see what you think, because I know anyone who loves a beautiful story will love this.

Worth every cent


I bought the print version of Arcadia when it came out because I am a fan of Iain Pears. I was half-way through it when I discovered this app. For $3.99, you can read the entire book PLUS get an ingenious map of how the 12 plot lines intersect. It's the intersection of those plot lines that undergirds many of the book's themes. This app also lets you read a plot line straight through if you prefer. This is a great example of an app for book that augments rather than simply reproduces the text. Highly recommended.

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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