Isle of Blood and Stone
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Isle of Blood and Stone

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Nineteen-year-old Elias, a royal map maker and friend of the newly crowned king, is eager to explore uncharted waters. But when two maps surface, each with the same riddle, Elias must put aside his next voyage to solve a mystery that has plagued the kingdom for eighteen years - what happened to their two young princes, both kidnapped on one tragic day? Following the hidden clues, Elias uncovers long-held secrets and unimaginable betrayals. This fantasy adventure is full of intrigue and schemes, romance and friendship, and fearless explorers searching for the truth.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 149.86 x 210.82 x 40.64mm | 498.95g
  • Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • 0544968573
  • 9780544968578
  • 81,415

Review quote

"Readers craving a captivating adventure will find that and more in Lucier's brilliant fantasy."--Booklist, STARRED review

"Combining rich descriptions with a compelling mystery, Lucier (A Death-Struck Year) creates a vibrant world populated by appealing characters and enhances the story with subtle magical elements, a hint of romance, and a dose of political intrigue."--Publishers Weekly, STARRED review

"Lucier has crafted an exciting plot of attempted murder and betrayal that simmers just below the surface, right up to the breathtaking twist in the final pages...Highly recommended where Tamora Pierce, V.E. Schwab, and Rachel Hartman are popular."--School Library Journal

"Deftly employing suspense and mystery, bolstered by tantalizing details about strange beasts and geographical fascinations, this original fantasy drops hints with masterful precision, tracing clues left in the maps to a startling conclusion."--Horn Book Magazine

"A romantic maritime epic and a charming tribute to mapmakers, calligraphers, and explorers."--Kirkus

"This is the perfect fantasy novel for those who appreciate a dramatic mystery with a bit of romance. "--Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books

"An absorbing mystery."--VOYA
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Rating details

182 ratings
3.88 out of 5 stars
5 29% (52)
4 41% (74)
3 24% (43)
2 5% (9)
1 2% (4)
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