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Ink Blood Sister Scribe

Emma Törzs



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04 July 2023
A spellbinding, edge-of your seat thriller, INK BLOOD SISTER SCRIBE follows a family tasked with guarding a trove of magical but deadly books, and the shadowy organisation that will do anything to get them back . . . even murder.

Not all books should be opened.

'A book of magic about books of magic . . . a bold, new novel from an extraordinary new voice.' Marlon James, Sunday Times bestselling author of Black Leopard, Red Wolf

Joanna Kalotay lives alone in the woods of Vermont, the sole protector of a collection of rare books; books that will allow someone to walk through walls or turn water into wine. Books of magic.

Her estranged older sister Esther moves between countries and jobs, constantly changing, never staying anywhere longer than a year, desperate to avoid the deadly magic that killed her mother. Currently working on a research base in Antarctica, she has found love and perhaps a sort of happiness.

But when she finds spots of blood on the mirrors in the research base, she knows someone is coming for her, and that Joanna and her collection are in danger.

If they are to survive, she and Joanna must unravel the secrets their parents kept hidden from them - secrets that span centuries and continents, and could cost them their lives ...

Imprint:   Century
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 31mm
Weight:   500g
ISBN:   9781529136364
ISBN 10:   1529136369
Pages:   416
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Emma T rzs is a writer and teacher in Minneapolis, MN. Her fiction has been honoured with a NEA Fellowship in Prose, a World Fantasy Award for Short Fiction, and an O. Henry Prize. Her work has been published in journals such as Ploughshares, the Missouri Review, Uncanny Magazine, Strange Horizons and American Short Fiction. She received her MFA from the University of Montana, Missoula, and is an enthusiastic member of the Clarion West class of 2017. Ink Blood Sister Scribe is her first novel.

Reviews for Ink Blood Sister Scribe

Ink Blood Sister Scribe is so many things at once: an adventure, a puzzle, a twisty thriller, and a tender romance. It's a magical book about the magic of books; I adored it. * Alix E. Harrow, New York Times bestselling author of The Once and Future Witches *

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