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Monster Blood Tattoo #01: Foundling: Book Oneby D.M. Cornish
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New from Andrea Cremer, the New York Times bestselling author of the Nightshade novels, comes an action-packed alternate-history steampunk adventure.
In this world, sixteen-year-old Charlotte and her fellow refugees have scraped out an existence on the edge of Britains industrial empire. Though they live by the skin of their teeth, they have their health (at least when they can find enough food and avoid the Imperial Labor Gatherers) and each other. When a new exile with no memory of his escape or even his own name seeks shelter in their camp he brings new dangers with him and secrets about the terrible future that awaits all those who have struggled has to live free of the bonds of the empires Machineworks.
The Inventors Secret is the first book of a YA steampunk series set in an alternate nineteenth-century North America where the Revolutionary War never took place and the British Empire has expanded into a global juggernaut propelled by marvelous and horrible machinery. Perfect for fans of Libba Bray's The Diviners, Cassandra Clare's Clockwork Angel, ScottWesterfeld's Leviathan and Phillip Reeve's Mortal Instruments.
Meet Rossamünd?a foundling, a boy with a girl?s name who is about to begin a dangerous life in the service of the Emperor of the Half-Continent. What starts as a simple journey becomes a dangerous and complicated set of battles and decisions. Humans, monsters, unearthly creatures . . . who among these can Rossamünd trust? D. M. Cornish has created an entirely original world, grounded in his own deft, classically influenced illustrations. Foundling is a magic-laced, Dickensian adventure that will transport the reader.
The orphan Rossamnd--a boy with a girl's name--begins his journey through the perilous Half-Continent, where the human race lives in perpetual conflict with monsters of every shape and description, in this acclaimed first installment of a new Dickensian adventure series. Illustrations.
Set in the world of the Half-Continent-a land of tri-corner hats and flintlock pistols-the Monster Blood Tattoo trilogy is a world of predatory monsters, chemical potions and surgically altered people. Foundling begins the journey of Rossamund, a boy with a girl's name, who is just about to begin a dangerous life in the service of the Emperor. What starts as a simple journey is threatened by encounters with monsters-and people, who may be worse. Learning who to trust and who to fear is neither easy nor without its perils, and Rossamund must choose his path carefully.
This book is complete with appendices, maps, illustrations, and a glossary, FOUNDLING grabs readers from the first sentence and immerses them in an entirely original fantasy world with its own language and lore.
About the Author
D.M. Cornish started working on his tales of the Half-Continent in 1993, as a student at the University of South Australia. Convinced that writers have a key to unlock other worlds and that there are ways to be fantastical without conforming to the generally accepted notions of fantasy, Cornish has spent the last fourteen years bringing the Half-Continent to life. He lives in Adelaide, Australia.
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