|By (author):||Nix, Garth|
|Subject:||YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Action & Adventure / General|
|YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / General|
|YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General|
|YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance / General|
|Size:||8.25in x 5.50in x 1.01in|
|From The Publisher*|
Inspired by the works of Georgette Heyer and Jane Austen, Garth Nix's Newt's Emerald is a Regency romance with a fantasy twist. New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger calls it "charming; quite, quite charming."
After Lady Truthful's magical Newington Emerald is stolen from her she devises a simple plan: go to London to recover the missing jewel. She quickly learns, however, that a woman cannot wander the city streets alone without damaging her reputation, and she disguises herself as a mustache-wearing man. During Truthful's dangerous journey she discovers a crook, an unsuspecting ally, and an evil sorceress-but will she find the Emerald?
|Review Quote*||"A surprise from Garth Nix: A Regency romance with magic. Charming; quite, quite charming."|
|Review Quote*||"Part comedy of manners, part fantasy adventure, this lighthearted romp is ridiculous fun."|
|Review Quote*||"A delightful romp with dastardly plots and romantic confusions that would do Jane Austen proud. Fans of the author and of fantasy or Regency romance will enjoy this tale immensely.|
|Review Quote*||"This romance should please the author's regular readers and Georgette Heyer fans alike."|
|Review Quote*||"Austen fans will be drawn to the familiar era and strong, stubborn heroine, and the touch of magic. "|
|Review Quote*||"It's clear that this was as much a pleasure for Nix to write as it is for readers to read, and there's reveling in arcane language that will delight wannabe Austen-esque teens. Hand this to fans of period Masterpiece Theater sagas and Burgis' Kat, Incorrigible."|