The Bright & the Pale


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$17.99  $16.55
Quill Tree Books
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5.8 X 8.5 X 1.2 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

Jessica Rubinkowski grew up on a farm in Illinois and now lives in Central Illinois with her family. The Bright & the Pale is her debut novel.


"The Bright & the Pale is an action-packed adventure set in a richly detailed world where you never know who to trust and the twists keep coming! I was riveted right up until the final startling page."--Amy Ewing, New York Times bestselling author of The Jewel
Rubinkowski's Russian-inspired fantasy offers a fast, page-turning pace while offering a little bit of everything, expertly balancing elements of thriller, action, and romance. Readers will have a hard time putting this down.--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Sparkling and sumptuous, Rubinkowski's adventurous debut crackles with tension and yearning. I was so transported into Strana's icy world, I saw my breath in the air as the pages flew by.--Erin A. Craig, New York Times bestselling author of House of Salt and Sorrows
Drawing inspiration from Russian folklore, Rubinkowski offers an atmospheric fantasy debut populated by engaging characters and fueled by a strong premise, with a cliffhanger setting up events for the sequel.
--Publishers Weekly
The icy atmosphere of this Russian-inflected debut novel is vividly rendered, and the briskly paced plot moves the story along through multiple twists, turns, and betrayals. An atmospheric series opener well suited for a cold winter's night.--Kirkus Reviews
Debut author Rubinkowski paints a vivid picture of this mythological, Russia-esque land where fairy tales come to life and adventure rolls over every page. A riveting fantasy tale. Hand this to readers who enjoy Leigh Bardugo and are looking for a similar fantasy world to dive into.--School Library Journal