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.

– 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

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

What’s New

Version 1.0.4

Added support for the latest iPhones

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

GraceOM ,

Inventive. Creative. Wow

This makes good use of iOS & the phone. Wonderful.

cheburashka ,

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.

Personwholikespizza ,

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.

In-App Purchases

Arcadia Complete Book
Unlock the full novel

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Amphio Limited
11.6 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
In-App Purchases
  1. Arcadia Complete Book $3.99


  • Family Sharing

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