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Ink, Iron, and Glass

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The rich world of The Clockwork Prince meets the political turmoil of The Eyre Affair. As a prodigy in the science of scriptology, Elsa can write new worlds into creation. She lives in one such world called Veldana. When her mother is abducted, Elsa follows her trail into the real world, where she must recruit the help of a secret societyof fellow 'mad' geniuses who are similarly gifted in powers of mechanics and alchemy. Here, she meets Leo, a mechanist with a smart mouth and a tragic past. With Leo's help, she unveils a political conspiracy with her own family at the center. Her mother's most valuable and secret creation, a scriptology book with the power to edit the real world, is also missing, and Elsa must find it and her mother before her enemies do.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 33.02mm | 385.55g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1250112761
  • 9781250112767
  • 78,696

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"The novel samples historical figures the way a hip-hop album might sample a classic riff: it opens a window to European history, lets in fresh air, and sends facts flying... This novel is a source of serious fun." --School and Library Journal (starred review)

"This debut novel is fully realized steampunk-fantasy, offering an alternate history that deftly and creatively adopts the politics of 19th-century Italy to create a compellingly unique world.... Exciting and original." --Kirkus (starred review)

"Clare's debut is built upon an intriguing premise... A solid series starter featuring a competent, flawed heroine that's built for sf fans." --Booklist

"There's much more to uncover in the political machinations of each world, and a gasp-worthy ending ensures a sequel." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
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About Gwendolyn Clare

Gwendolyn Clare earned her BA in ecology, BS in geophysics, and a PhD in mycology. She is a New Englander transplanted to North Carolina where she cultivates a vegetable garden, tends a flock of backyard ducks, and practices martial arts. Ink, Iron, and Glass is her debut novel.
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1,561 ratings
3.48 out of 5 stars
5 18% (287)
4 34% (524)
3 31% (485)
2 13% (196)
1 4% (69)
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