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The Broken Lands Kindle Edition
"This seamless blend of fantasy and historical fiction is ripe with rich, gritty detail . . . Readers will be captivated."
* "A true delight to fans of history, fantasy, and the triumph of good."
--Bulletin, starred review
"This spine-tingling, action-packed, and emotionally powerful prequel to The Boneshaker (Clarion, 2010) can stand on its own and has much to offer discerning readers."
--School Library Journal
"Thrilling, gothic, gorgeous. Milford can conjure spirits as well as any of the mysterious wanderers who travel through her world."
--Adam Gidwitz, author of A Tale Dark and Grimm
"A glimpse into a past that feels frighteningly real, The Broken Lands explodes off the page with unforgettable moments of skin-crawling terror and heart-stopping bravery. It thrilled me, enchanted me, terrified me, and by the end, made me fall in love."
--Robin Wasserman, author of The Book of Blood and Shadow
"The Broken Lands weaves hobo and drifter legends, post-Civil War Americana, and Coney Island's tawdry history into a desperately romantic, can't-put-it-down scary tale of young love and ancient magic. A superb second novel, rich, complex, and beautifully written."
--Chris Moriarty, author of The Inquisitor's Apprentice
"If Milford's The Boneshaker was a combination of Ray Bradbury and American folk legends, its prequel must be what you get when fairy tales meet E.L. Doctorow."
--Elizabeth Bird, Youth Materials Collections Specialist, The New York Public Library
"This book held me hostage for the majority of time I was reading it; it was impossible to put it down. The Broken Lands was one of the best books I have ever read."
--Kyle, grade 6
About the Author
Kate Milford is the author of The Boneshaker, has written for stage and screen, and is a regular travel columnist at www.nagspeake.com. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. To find out more about Kate and her work, visit www.clockworkfoundry.com.
- ASIN : B005SGEH14
- Publisher : Clarion Books; Illustrated edition (4 September 2012)
- Language : English
- File size : 63537 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 375 pages
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from other countries
An absolutely wonderful read, filled with things that made me grin in glee. (Santine! OMG the game of Santine!). It's not a book made of deep complicated characters, there are no anti-heroes here, but the characters are bright, firework bright, and I love the meeting of folktale and myth, and the history of New York and Brooklyn. This is urban fantasy at its finest, where the fantastical and the city meet and mingle, and it becomes impossible to separate the two.
Kate Milford has written a book that can sit comfortably alongside Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere and Clive Barker's Abarat, and seasoned it with a dash of Tim Power's Last Call.
I will most definitely be reading more of her work.