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The Tinker King, Tiffany Trent

Label
The Tinker King
Title
The Tinker King
Statement of responsibility
Tiffany Trent
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With rebellion brewing in the far-off city of Scientia and dark Elementals plotting war in the ruins of New London, Vespa, Syrus and their friends are plunged into a new swamp of intrigue, deception, and magic
Storyline
Review
  • Grades 6-9 In a (possible) finish to the story begun in The Unnaturalists (2012), Ximu, long-imprisoned Queen of the Shadowspiders, creates an army of were-spiders—and it looks like humanity is doomed unless the cyborg armies of the ancient werewolf Tinker King can be revived. Reading the opener is a definite prerequisite, but on the way to a climactic battle and sacrifice, Trent moves multiple romantic subplots along smartly while stirring plenty of chases, ambushes, escapes, reversals of fortune, clever schemes, and startling revelations into her Chinese-inflected, gas-lamp fantasy. -- Peters, John (Reviewed 02-15-2014) (Booklist, vol 110, number 12)
  • The prize for saving the world is having to do it all over again in this companion to the steampunk romance The Unnaturalists (2012). Syrus, Vespa, Olivia and Bayne are trying to rebuild their empire after destroying the Creeping Waste. Empress Olivia rules her fractured people of humans and Elementals from a ramshackle warehouse, while her devoted admirer, the Tinker Syrus, tries unsuccessfully to repair it. The magic users Bayne and Vespa try to help, even as they dance around their own romantic tensions. New villains threaten the fragile peace. From within, they're challenged by Bayne's estranged, noble parents, who may well be ignoring Olivia's edict and using myth distilled from murdered Elementals to power their engines. From without, an ancient and legendary evil threatens: Ximu, Queen of the Shadowspiders. In interleaved chapters told from Syrus' present-tense, first-person perspective alternating with Vespa's past-tense, third-person point of view, the adventure unfolds with jumpy pacing but luscious worldbuilding. Nineteenth-century science has become religion in this fairyland full of airships and clockwork beasties. There are clear missed opportunities here: "What in the name of Darwin and all his Apes" is the point of bringing in such a famous eccentric as Nikola Tesla--famous for a hatred of round objects and an obsession with the number three--if only to portray him just as a generic genius? Rushed but lush, with a nice touch of Victorian post-humanism for an original twist. (Steampunk. 13-15)(Kirkus Reviews, December 15, 2013)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10282500
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Trent, Tiffany
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • "Ages 12 up"--Dust jacket
  • 770L
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
PZ7.T73135
LC item number
Ti 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 9
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Naturalists
  • Magic
  • Courts and courtiers
  • Naturalists
  • Magic
  • Courts and courtiers
  • Fantasy
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The Tinker King, Tiffany Trent
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Sequel to: The Unnaturalists
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
998317
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9781442457591
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013006018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781442457591
Label
The Tinker King, Tiffany Trent
Publication
Note
Sequel to: The Unnaturalists
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
998317
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9781442457591
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013006018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781442457591

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