This novel is a source of serious fun. It made the exposition almost as choppy as the dialogue. A rich and inventive story; some of the finer magical aspects may be unexplained but the excellent characters and the strong plotting compensate. Elsa comes from one such world that was written into creation by her mother a noted scriptologist. Lots of hijinks that involve things like diagnosing poison, outwitting armed assassins, using scriptology to get around the real world, finding their way through booby-trapped labyrinths, and falling in love. Want to see more bookish things from me? Same with gravity, warmth, food. But when her home is attacked and her mother abducted, Elsa must cross into the real world and use her own scriptology gifts to find her.
Elsa lives in Veldana, a world that came to life via scriptology. She lives in North Carolina with too many cats, too many ducks, and never enough books. Assassins try to wreck a train, and other characters are killed though in a number of cases they're not quite as dead as they'd have you believe. Then their a very interesting twist towards the end that really changes up the whole dynamics. Technically, steampunk, which is basically fantasy in this case.
How awesome and complex it would be. Her mother Jumi, an expert scriptologist, is in charge of altering and expanding Veldana until one day she is kidnapped and its up to Elsa to find where her mother was taken. A solid series starter featuring a competent, flawed heroine that's built for sf fans. Ce blog est bilingue: 1 post français et 1 post anglais par semaine. This novel is a source of serious fun; a must-have.
Part of me still actually wants to attempt to finish this book because I read so much of it 176 pages but I can't. From the beginning, it was holding my attention. All opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. Impossible de continuer ma lecture. These characters are not memorable nor is the plot.
I knew at the end of the first book that I had to read the second book! And then the adventure she sends the characters on was great. She lives in North Carolina with too many cats, too many ducks, and never enough books. All his deeds in the story were great. When we began, I had high hopes — we enter with Elsa inspecting a new species of starfish. The overall execution definitely could have been more exciting and I felt like the writing style was blocking me from getting into the story. Coming from a much less formal world, Elsa is amused by the prudish ways of her Earth friends, who are shocked when she reveals her legs in the course of an adventure. Author Gwendolyn Clare is a scientist and academic, and along the way her characters use real, detailed science, such as chemistry to create a breathing device in airless environments in order to escape dangerous situations.
. Leo, he was the first character to hold my attention. She describes the world structure very well, which gave me a really solid foundation while I was reading. I think I will know more about him and the whole family in the next novel. The murder of one kid's family members and the kidnapping of another's.
He was very determined to find the truth. There was one scene from Leo 3. Clare rushes through scenes so quickly that I had to keep going back because I missed things. In an alternative Victorian Italy, Elsa finds a secret society of young scientists with a gift for mechanics, alchemy, or scriptology-- and meets Leo, a mechanist with a smart mouth and tragic past. That is why we give this book 5 stars! And I was immediately intrigued to see how Gwendolyn Clare would handle such a big idea. This is a really fun book.
Fantasy authors have a variety of ways that they approach world building, ranging from keeping notebooks to writing character profiles, etc. It wasn't a super fast paced book, This book is super hard for me to rate because it's somewhere between 4 to 5 stars. I loved that she didn't water the idea of writing a world into existence. First off, these Victorian Europe characters were born sounding like they were born in the 90s. John Morgan also wrote feature for The Tatler, The Financial Times, The Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Times, The Guardian, and several Conde Nast publications. What's the appeal of this device? But when her home is attacked and her mother kidnapped, Elsa is fo Can she write a world gone wrong? A certain pen, a certain book, and a certain person can craft entirely new worlds through a branch of science called scriptology. But when her home is attacked and her mother abducted, Elsa must cross into the real world and use her own scriptology gifts to find her.
And she creates worlds but then her world gets d One of my least favorite things in the world is when I read a book that I self-hyped so much in my mind and then the actual product monumentally disappoints. Elise Hello little dragon, come and sit, take a cup! The insta love bothered me a great deal. See you for a cup! Elsa has taken the middle ground and is just trying to keep the peace between the two while trying to find a way to track Leo and the editbook. But what ended up averaging with the five and also marring other parts of the story was just the characters. There is always something around the corner and the end words are a great example in craft.
Porzia, to me, could've been written as a jealous background girl, but turned out super badass, and I would love to see more of her. In an alternative 19th-century Italy, Elsa finds a secret society of pazzerellones—young people with a gift for mechanics, alchemy or scriptology—and meets Leo, a gorgeous mechanist with a smart mouth and a tragic past. Gwendolyn was kind enough to answer a few questions I had, but before you read her answers, here is a little bit about the book: Ink, Iron, and Glass by Series: Published by on February 20, 2018 Genres: , Can she write a world gone wrong? As a prodigy in the science of scriptology, Elsa can write new worlds into creation. There's some quiet consideration of diversity issues, as when dark-skinned Elsa everyone in her world is dark-skinned feels conspicuous among all the white-skinned Europeans. What will she discover along the way? It was mediocre, but I've definitively read worse. When her mother kidnapped, Elsa is forced to cross into the real world and use her own scriptology gifts to find her. It really is a shame it was not a well rendered concept.