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* and#147;Wholly original and marvelous beyond compare.and#8221;and#151;Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Boston, 1891. Sophia Tims comes from a family of explorers and cartologers who, for generations, have been traveling and mapping the New Worldand#151;a world changed by the Great Disruption of 1799, when all the continents were flung into different time periods. and#160;Eight years ago, her parents left her with her uncle Shadrack, the foremost cartologer in Boston, and went on an urgent mission. They never returned. Life with her brilliant, absent-minded, adored uncle has taught Sophia to take care of herself.
Then Shadrack is kidnapped. And Sophia, who has rarely been outside of Boston, is the only one who can search for him. Together with Theo, a refugee from the West, she travels over rough terrain and uncharted ocean, encounters pirates and traders, and relies on a combination of Shadrackand#8217;s maps, common sense, and her own slantwise powers of observation. But even as Sophia and Theo try to save Shadrackand#8217;s life, they are in danger of losing their own.
The Glass Sentence plunges readers into a time and place they will not want to leave, and introduces them to a heroine and hero they will take to their hearts.
The stunning conclusion to S. E. Grove's New York Times-bestselling Mapmakers trilogy--a historical, fantastical adventure perfect for fans of Philip Pullman
It is late August 1892, and Sophia Tims is coming home from a foreign Age, having risked her life in search of her missing parents. Now she is aboard ship, with a hard-earned, cryptic map that may help her find them at long last.
But her homecoming is anything but peaceful. Threatening clouds hang over New Orleans harbor. Sinkholes have been opening in Boston, swallowing parts of the city whole. Rogue weirwinds tear up the Baldlands. Worst of all, New Occident is at war, led by a prime minister who will do anything to expand the country westward. He has blackmailed Sophia's beloved uncle Shadrack into drawing the battle maps that will lead countless men and boys--including Sophia's best friend, Theo--to their deaths.
As Sophia puzzles out her next move, Shadrack is peeling back layers of government intrigue, and Theo is bracing himself to fight. A red fog of war is rising, and New Occident's future hangs in the balance. . . .
The Crimson Skew is the thrilling final act of S. E. Grove's acclaimed Mapmakers Trilogy--three unforgettable books set in a world like no other.
About the Author
S. E. Grove (www.theglasssentence.com) is a historian who was raised in both Boston and Guatemala. She lives and teaches in Boston. Follow her on Twitter @segrovebooks.