Worlds of Ink and Shadow : A Novel of the Brontes
Charlotte, Branwell, Emily and Anne. The Bronte siblings have always been inseparable. After all, nothing can bond four siblings quite like life in an isolated parsonage out on the moors. Their vivid imaginations lend them escape from their strict upbringing, transporting them into the glittering world of Verdopolis and the romantic and melancholy Gondal. As they grow older, the children realise that not only are they imagining these glorious places, they are also truly crossing over, as both inhabitants and creators. When one imagined character, the Earl of Northangerland, follows Emily back home, Emily becomes caught up in a tortured romance with him, and it is only when Anne disappears that Charlotte realises she and her siblings must get to the bottom of their abilities in order to save Anne and possibly themselves. Gorgeously written and meticulously researched, Worlds of Ink and Shadow brings to life the upbringing of one of history's most celebrated literary families.
- Hardback | 352 pages
- 143 x 216 x 32mm | 490g
- 05 Jan 2016
- Amulet Books
- New York, United States
"This sad but fascinating look into the tragically short lives of the famed siblings successfully mixes facts with a fantastical premise to create a gripping and innovative story. VERDICT A strong historical fantasy that will appeal to readers who are already fans of the Bront s' novels and spark interest among those unfamiliar with their works and lives."--School Library Journal "Taking her inspiration from the Bront s' juvenilia, Coakley offers an imaginative story of their childhood, in which the four supremely talented siblings have the power to transport themselves to the worlds of their fiction...readers familiar with the writers will likely enjoy noticing hints of the novels to come... this will nonetheless likely appeal to fans of clever literary fiction."--Booklist
About Lena Coakley
Lena Coakley is the author of Witchlanders, published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. She grew up in Long Island, where she wanted to be either a trapeze artist or a jewel thief. She concentrated in Creative Writing at Sarah Lawrence College and now lives in Toronto. To learn more about Lena, visit www.lenacoakley.com.