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Worlds Of Ink And Shadow

by Lena Coakley

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Description

The Bronte siblings—Charlotte, Branwell, Emily and Anne—find escape from their constrained lives via their rich imaginations. The glittering world of Verdopolis and the romantic and melancholy world of Gondal literally come to life under their pens, offering the sort of romance and intrigue missing from their isolated parsonage home. But at what price? As Branwell begins to descend into madness and the sisters feel their real lives slipping away, they must weigh the cost of their powerful imaginations, even as the characters they have created—the brooding Rogue and dashing Duke of Zamorna—refuse to let them go.

Gorgeously written and based on the Brontes’ juvenilia, Worlds of Ink and Shadow brings to life one of history’s most celebrated literary families in a thrilling, suspenseful fantasy.

About the Author

Lena Coakley

LENA COAKLEY was born in Milford, Connecticut, and grew up on Long Island. After studying writing at Sarah Lawrence College, she moved to Toronto. She is the author of the acclaimed fantasy novel Witchlanders, winner of the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award, as well as the picture books On the Night of the Comet and Mrs. Goodhearth and the Gargoyle. The former administrative director for the Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers, Oakley is now a full-time writer.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
13 to 100
Grade:
8 to 17
Awards
  • , Sunburst Award for Young Adult Fiction Finalist
  • , CBC Best Book of the Year
  • , White Pine Award Finalist
  • , OLA Best Bets
  • , Quill & Quire Best Book
Editorial Reviews

“An ingenious premise and a richly drawn cast of characters make for an eerie and compelling read in this fantastical origin story of the Brontë siblings.”

— Kenneth Oppel

“A luscious, indulgent read about the addictive escapism of writing fiction, with Coakley making inventive and crafty use of her source material. This is part BBC miniseries and part literary Minecraft for the bookiest book lover.”

— The Globe and Mail

“An intricate, evocative, and imaginative story that honours [the Brontës’] legacy while expertly building on the foundation of emotionally resonant storytelling at which they were so proficient.”

— Quill & Quire (starred review)

“A gripping and innovative story. . . . A strong historical fantasy that will appeal to readers who are already fans of the Brontës’ novels and spark interest among those unfamiliar with their works and lives.”

— School Library Journal

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