What if the world holds more dangers--and more wonders--than we have ever known? And what if there is more than one world? From Heather Dixon, author of the acclaimed Entwined, comes a brilliantly conceived adventure that sweeps us from the inner workings of our souls to the far reaches of our imaginations.
Jonathan is perfectly ordinary. But then--as every good adventure begins--the king swoops into port, and Jonathan and his father are enlisted to find the cure to a deadly plague. Jonathan discovers that he's a prodigy at working with a new chemical called fantillium, which creates shared hallucinations--or illusions. And just like that, Jonathan is knocked off his path. Through richly developed parallel worlds, vivid action, a healthy dose of humor, and gorgeous writing, Heather Dixon spins a story that calls to mind The Night Circus and Pixar movies, but is wholly its own.
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About the Author
Heather Dixon is the author of the acclaimed Entwined. By day, she is a storyboard animator and artist. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.
"Steampunk fantasy set in a futuristic London features . . . fantasy elements, plot twists, and dramatic crescendos . . . The lovable characters and the story's originality will appeal."--School Library Journal
"This steampunk adventure catapults across two fascinating, dangerous worlds with mild horror, some humor, and suspense. ...Jonathan's first-person narration is compelling, candidly relating triumphs and missteps alike."--The Horn Book
"The snappy dialogue, intriguing cast, and well-developed worlds make Dixon's sophomore effort a lush and original story."--Booklist
Praise for Entwined: "Full of mystery, lush settings, and fully orbed characters, Dixon's debut is both suspenseful and rewarding."--Booklist (starred review)
"Dixon casts Jonathan not as a pinup daredevil but as an ordinary, decent person who does some extraordinary things along the way. Her steampunk world is vibrantly imagined, and the page-turning quality of Jonathan's wry narration will have readers fully invested in his story."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)