Imprint:Penguin Teen Canada
Audience:Juvenile: Age (years) 12, Grade (US) 7
Dimensions:9.44in x 6.44 x 1.62 in | 1.63 lb
Page Count:512 pages
AWARD-WINNING, CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED AUTHOR OF SERAPHINA: Rachel Hartman, winner of the William C. Morris YA Debut Award and shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award, is known for garnering numerous starred reviews.
EXQUISITE WRITING: Rachel’s prose is beautifully crafted and irresistably powerful.
A RICH FANTASY WORLD FANS WILL RECOGNIZE: Tess is Seraphina’s younger half-sister. Her adventure takes place in the same world as Seraphina and Shadow Scale.
A RARE BOOK: Inspired by the dearth of female road stories, Rachel wanted to write something that would fill that gap.
SIMULTANEOUS PUB WITH TESS OF THE ROAD IN PAPERBACK! Tess of the Road won the Sunburst Award for Young Adult Fiction and garnered 4 stars; it will release in paperback for the first time, timed with the publication of this new book.
A BEAUTIFUL STORY THAT DEALS IWTH HARD AND TIMELY ISSUES: Transgender themes, the negative long-term affects of racism and colonialism, and the importance of allyship are balanced with adventure and light humor.
CO-PUBLISHER: Random House BFYR in the US.
A New York Times Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Book of 2022
A Tor.com Best Book of 2022
A Booklist Best Fiction for Young Adults: 2023 pick
"Wonderful, instantly immersive and deeply affecting." —New York Times
“Hartman deftly reflects our own world’s worries in this adventurous fantasy, but always with an eye toward hope and healing. . . . This is a much-needed book.” —STARRED REVIEW, Booklist
“Hartman’s inclusive world grapples with questions of sovereignty and colonization, religion, and gender in ways that both reflect and comment on our own world. . . . A compelling duology closer." —Kirkus Reviews
"Hartman's writing is as flawless and beautiful as ever, and the expansion of this fantasy world continues to be breathtaking." —CM: Canadian Review of Materials
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