The Crimson Skew

The Crimson Skew

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At the end of The Golden Specific, Sophia was on her way home to Boston, anticipating her reunion with Theo. But he has been conscripted to fight in the Western War - Prime Minister Broadgirdle's twisted vision of Manifest Destiny. Shadrack is in his thral I as War Cartologer and cannot help his niece. Sophia leaves right away to track down her best friend and solve the mystery of her parents once and for all. Then Shadrack hears of a horrifying weapon: it is a red fog called the Crimson Skew, and if you inhale it, you become a murderer. Sophia and her companions - and Theo's army company - are directly in its path. There is a fate worse than death, and it is about to ruin their lives...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 28mm | 362.87g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • Puffin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0142423688
  • 9780142423684
  • 400,194

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Praise for The Crimson Skewâ "A triumphant conclusion to a prodigious feat of storytelling."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review â "A sharply creative, engrossing trilogy . . . Grove's imaginative world building continues to dazzle in this third entry . . . Enormously satisfying"--BCCB, starred review â "A fantasy series unlike any other . . . Grove has created a wonderfully unique series with multiple layers for students and teachers to explore."--VOYA, starred review "Wildly inventive . . . Readers enamored by Sophia's travels and Grove's uncommonly original fantasy world will be satisfied by this bittersweet conclusion, which leaves plenty of room for further tales."--Booklist Accolades for The Glass Sentence (Book #1)A New York Times Bestseller An IndieBound BestsellerA Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the YearA Kids' Indie Next Top Ten BookA Junior Library Guild SelectionA Summer/Fall 2014 Indies Introduce New Voices Selection â "Brilliant in concept, breathtaking in scale and stellar in its worldbuilding; this is a world never before seen in fiction . . . Wholly original and marvelous beyond compare."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review â "A thrilling, time-bending debut . . . It's a cracking adventure, and Grove bolsters the action with commentary on xenophobia and government for hire, as well as a fascinating system of map magic."--Publishers Weekly, starred review â "Stellar . . with impeccable character development and sophisticated, intricate setting details."--BCCB, starred review "I loved it! So imaginative!"--Nancy Pearl "Not since Philip Pullman's The Golden Compass have I seen such an original and compelling world built inside a book."--Megan Whalen Turner, New York Times bestselling author of A Conspiracy of Kings "Absolutely marvelous [and] completely original. I love this book."--Nancy Farmer, National Book Award-winning author of The House of the Scorpion . . . and for The Golden Specific (Book #2)A Kid's Indie Next SelectionA Junior Library Guild SelectionA New England Book Award FinalistAn iBooks Best of the Month Selection â "Readers will find a wealth to explore, as the author manages to create memorable characters, an endlessly intriguing world that, even with the provided maps and her uncle's careful explanations, still remains an almost complete mystery, and a plot that merits every single page of this lengthy volume."--BCCB, starred review "Brilliantly imagined and full of wonder."--Kirkus Reviews "This delicious blend of magic, history, and science will continue to delight fans of intricate world-building and rich storytelling."--School Library Journal Praise for The Crimson Skew "A triumphant conclusion to a prodigious feat of storytelling." Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Asharply creative, engrossing trilogy . . . Grove s imaginative world building continues to dazzle in this third entry . . . Enormously satisfying" BCCB, starred review "Afantasy series unlike any other . . .Grove has created a wonderfully unique series with multiple layers for students and teachers to explore." VOYA, starred review "Wildly inventive . . .Readers enamored by Sophia s travels and Grove s uncommonly original fantasy world will be satisfied by this bittersweet conclusion, which leaves plenty of room for further tales." Booklist Accolades for The Glass Sentence(Book #1)ANew York TimesBestsellerAn IndieBound BestsellerAKirkus ReviewsBest Book of the YearA Kids' Indie Next Top Ten BookA Junior Library Guild SelectionA Summer/Fall 2014 Indies Introduce New Voices Selection "Brilliant in concept, breathtaking in scale and stellar in its worldbuilding; this is a world never before seen in fiction . . . Wholly original and marvelous beyond compare." Kirkus Reviews, starred review "A thrilling, time-bending debut . . . It's a cracking adventure, and Grove bolsters the action with commentary on xenophobia and government for hire, as well as a fascinating system of map magic." Publishers Weekly, starred review "Stellar . . with impeccable character development and sophisticated, intricate setting details." BCCB, starred review "I loved it! So imaginative!" Nancy Pearl "Not since Philip Pullman'sThe Golden Compass have I seen such an original and compelling world built inside a book." Megan Whalen Turner, New York Timesbestselling author ofA Conspiracy of Kings "Absolutely marvelous [and] completely original. I love this book." Nancy Farmer, National Book Award-winning author ofThe House of the Scorpion . . . and for The Golden Specific (Book #2)A Kid's Indie Next SelectionA Junior Library Guild SelectionA New England Book Award FinalistAn iBooks Best of the Month Selection "Readers will find a wealth to explore, as the author manages to create memorable characters, an endlessly intriguing world that, even with the provided maps and her uncle's careful explanations, still remains an almost complete mystery, and a plot that merits every single page of this lengthy volume." BCCB, starred review "Brilliantly imagined and full of wonder." Kirkus Reviews "This delicious blend of magic, history, and science will continue to delight fans of intricate world-building and rich storytelling." School Library Journal" Praise for The Crimson Skew "A triumphant conclusion to a prodigious feat of storytelling." Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Asharply creative, engrossing trilogy . . . Grove s imaginative world building continues to dazzle in this third entry . . . Enormously satisfying" BCCB, starred review "Afantasy series unlike any other . . . [an]exhilarating conclusion to the trilogy." VOYA"Wildly inventive . . .Readers enamored by Sophia s travels and Grove s uncommonly original fantasy world will be satisfied by this bittersweet conclusion, which leaves plenty of room for further tales." Booklist Accolades for The Glass Sentence(Book #1) ANew York TimesBestsellerAn IndieBound BestsellerAKirkus ReviewsBest Book of the YearA Kids' Indie Next Top Ten BookA Junior Library Guild SelectionA Summer/Fall 2014 Indies Introduce New Voices Selection "Brilliant in concept, breathtaking in scale and stellar in its worldbuilding; this is a world never before seen in fiction . . . Wholly original and marvelous beyond compare." Kirkus Reviews, starred review "A thrilling, time-bending debut . . . It's a cracking adventure, and Grove bolsters the action with commentary on xenophobia and government for hire, as well as a fascinating system of map magic." Publishers Weekly, starred review "Stellar . . with impeccable character development and sophisticated, intricate setting details." BCCB, starred review "I loved it! So imaginative!" Nancy Pearl "Not since Philip Pullman'sThe Golden Compass have I seen such an original and compelling world built inside a book." Megan Whalen Turner, New York Timesbestselling author ofA Conspiracy of Kings "Absolutely marvelous [and] completely original. I love this book." Nancy Farmer, National Book Award-winning author ofThe House of the Scorpion . . . and for The Golden Specific (Book #2) A Kid's Indie Next SelectionA Junior Library Guild SelectionA New England Book Award FinalistAn iBooks Best of the Month Selection "Readers will find a wealth to explore, as the author manages to create memorable characters, an endlessly intriguing world that, even with the provided maps and her uncle's careful explanations, still remains an almost complete mystery, and a plot that merits every single page of this lengthy volume." BCCB, starred review "Brilliantly imagined and full of wonder." Kirkus Reviews "This delicious blend of magic, history, and science will continue to delight fans of intricate world-building and rich storytelling." School Library Journal" Praise for "The Crimson Skew " "A triumphant conclusion to a prodigious feat of storytelling." "Kirkus Reviews," starred review "Asharply creative, engrossing trilogy . . . Grove s imaginative world building continues to dazzle in this third entry . . . Enormously satisfying" "BCCB," starred review "Afantasy series unlike any other . . . [an]exhilarating conclusion to the trilogy." "VOYA" "Wildly inventive . . .Readers enamored by Sophia s travels and Grove s uncommonly original fantasy world will be satisfied by this bittersweet conclusion, which leaves plenty of room for further tales." "Booklist" Accolades for "The Glass Sentence"(Book #1) A"New York Times"BestsellerAn IndieBound BestsellerA"Kirkus Reviews"Best Book of the YearA Kids' Indie Next Top Ten BookA Junior Library Guild SelectionA Summer/Fall 2014 Indies Introduce New Voices Selection "Brilliant in concept, breathtaking in scale and stellar in its worldbuilding; this is a world never before seen in fiction . . . Wholly original and marvelous beyond compare." "Kirkus Reviews," starred review "A thrilling, time-bending debut . . . It's a cracking adventure, and Grove bolsters the action with commentary on xenophobia and government for hire, as well as a fascinating system of map magic." "Publishers Weekly, "starred review "Stellar . . with impeccable character development and sophisticated, intricate setting details." "BCCB, "starred review "I loved it! So imaginative!" Nancy Pearl "Not since Philip Pullman's"The Golden Compas"s have I seen such an original and compelling world built inside a book." Megan Whalen Turner, "New York Times"bestselling author of"A Conspiracy of Kings ""Absolutely marvelous [and] completely original. I love this book." Nancy Farmer, National Book Award-winning author of"The House of the Scorpion" . . . and for "The Golden Specific "(Book #2) A Kid's Indie Next SelectionA Junior Library Guild SelectionA New England Book Award FinalistAn iBooks Best of the Month Selection "Readers will find a wealth to explore, as the author manages to create memorable characters, an endlessly intriguing world that, even with the provided maps and her uncle's careful explanations, still remains an almost complete mystery, and a plot that merits every single page of this lengthy volume." "BCCB," starred review "Brilliantly imagined and full of wonder." "Kirkus Reviews ""This delicious blend of magic, history, and science will continue to delight fans of intricate world-building and rich storytelling." "School Library Journal"" Praise for "The Crimson Skew "* "A triumphant conclusion to a prodigious feat of storytelling." "Kirkus Reviews," starred review Accolades for "The Glass Sentence"(Book #1) A"New York Times"BestsellerAn IndieBound BestsellerA"Kirkus Reviews"Best Book of the YearA Kids' Indie Next Top Ten BookA Junior Library Guild SelectionA Summer/Fall 2014 Indies Introduce New Voices Selection * "Brilliant in concept, breathtaking in scale and stellar in its worldbuilding; this is a world never before seen in fiction . . . Wholly original and marvelous beyond compare." "Kirkus Reviews," starred review * "A thrilling, time-bending debut . . . It's a cracking adventure, and Grove bolsters the action with commentary on xenophobia and government for hire, as well as a fascinating system of map magic." "Publishers Weekly, "starred review * "Stellar . . with impeccable character development and sophisticated, intricate setting details." "BCCB, "starred review "I loved it! So imaginative!" Nancy Pearl "Not since Philip Pullman's"The Golden Compas"s have I seen such an original and compelling world built inside a book." Megan Whalen Turner, "New York Times"bestselling author of"A Conspiracy of Kings ""Absolutely marvelous [and] completely original. I love this book." Nancy Farmer, National Book Award-winning author of"The House of the Scorpion" . . . and for "The Golden Specific "(Book #2) A Kid's Indie Next SelectionA Junior Library Guild SelectionA New England Book Award FinalistAn iBooks Best of the Month Selection *"Readers will find a wealth to explore, as the author manages to create memorable characters, an endlessly intriguing world that, even with the provided maps and her uncle's careful explanations, still remains an almost complete mystery, and a plot that merits every single page of this lengthy volume." "BCCB," starred review "Brilliantly imagined and full of wonder." "Kirkus Reviews ""This delicious blend of magic, history, and science will continue to delight fans of intricate world-building and rich storytelling." "School Library Journal""
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About S. E. Grove

S. E. Grove (segrovebooks.com) is a historian and world traveler. She spends most of her time reading about the early modern Spanish empire, writing about invented empires, and residing in Boston. Follow S. E. Grove on Twitter @segrovebooks.
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682 ratings
4.11 out of 5 stars
5 35% (241)
4 43% (294)
3 19% (132)
2 2% (12)
1 0% (3)
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