Fires of Invention: Volume 1

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Shadow Mountain
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5.6 X 8.4 X 1.2 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

J. Scott Savage is the author of the Farworld middle-grade fantasy series and the Case File 13 middle-grade monster series. He has published more than seventeen novels, visited more than 1,400 schools, and taught dozens of writing classes. He has four children, five grandchildren, and lives with his wife, Jennifer, in a windy valley of the Rocky Mountains.


"Starts with a bang . . . an ingenious steampunk world. . . . Trenton will be a firm friend to any readers who long to use their talents to make their world better."-- "Publishers Weekly, Starred review"
"First in a series and includes likable characters, themes of friendship and self-discovery, and enough mechanical parts to thrill the nerdiest science readers...Readers who like their dystopias flavored with steam engines will like what they find."-- "Booklist" (8/1/2015 12:00:00 AM)
"Fires of Invention is an amazing adventure that will grab hold of you and never let go. With each surprising turn, the story builds a powerful story of courage, adventure, and friendship."--Jennifer A. Nielsen, New York Times bestselling author "Booklist" (5/18/2015 12:00:00 AM)
"Savage does a masterful job of weaving the believable and unique society for this coming of age story. The post-apocalyptic, totalitarian society provides the perfect backdrop for Trenton's journey from child to young adult...The political commentary the story is laced with...provides a welcome added substance to the story which makes it appealing for older readers as well."--Jennifer A. Nielsen, New York Times bestselling author "Compass Book Ratings" (9/21/2015 12:00:00 AM)
"With fascinating and relatable characters, amazing mysteries, and incredible amounts of conflict, Fires of Invention is well-written and chock full of action. Kids are going to go crazy for this book!" --Peggy Eddleman, best-selling author of Sky Jumpers series "Compass Book Ratings" (5/18/2015 12:00:00 AM)
"Engaging from the onset...Well-crafted and absorbing with characters a reader can quickly define as allies. The story is fast-paced and nimble. Although the story contains dystopian elements, the tone is not heavy or despair-driven. The heroes are optimistic and encouraging. The book is sure to be enjoyed by fans of the youth fantasy genre."
--Peggy Eddleman, best-selling author of Sky Jumpers series "Deseret News" (9/21/2015 12:00:00 AM)
2016 Kansas State Reading Circle Recommendation--Peggy Eddleman, best-selling author of Sky Jumpers series "Kansas State Reading Circle" (1/22/2016 12:00:00 AM)
2017-2018 Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award nominee--Peggy Eddleman, best-selling author of Sky Jumpers series "Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award" (12/1/2016 12:00:00 AM)