- Hardcover: 304 pages
- Publisher: Tor Books; First Edition edition (October 2, 2012)
After establishing herself with her short fiction, Tina Connolly becomes a novelist to watch with her debut IRONSKIN (Tor Hardcover; $24.99; On-sale October 2, 2012)—a loose re-imagining of Jane Eyre set in the aftermath of a Great War between the humans and fey.
Jane Eliot wears an iron mask. It’s the only way to contain the fey curse that scars her cheek. The Great War is five years gone, but its scattered victims remain—the ironskin.
When a carefully worded listing appears for a governess to assist with a “delicate situation”—a child born during the Great War—Jane is certain the child is fey-cursed and offers help.
Teaching the unruly Dorie to suppress the curse is hard enough; she certainly didn’t expect to fall for the girl’s father, the enigmatic artist Edward Rochart. Jane knows Rochart cannot love her, just as she knows that she must wear iron for the rest of her life. But what if neither of these things is true? Step by step, Jane unlocks the secrets of a new life—and discovers just how far she will go to become whole again.
Perfect for fans of historical fiction and fantasy, IRONSKIN is a captivating debut from a bright new novelist.
“A lyrical, beautifully crafted debut. I was particularly taken with the beautifully conceived strangeness of Connolly’s fey-touched, just-a-shade-away alternate magical England. A haunting exploration of the true price one must pay for magic, beauty, and love, Ironskin will stay with me for a long time to come.” —M.K. Hobson, author of The Native Star
TINA CONNOLLY lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and baby boy. Her stories have appeared in Strange Horizons, Fantasy, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Highlights Magazine, and the anthology Unplugged: Year’s Best Online SF 2008. Her young adult dystopia play, Witebox, will premier in Portland in 2013. Connolly is a frequent reader for Escape Pod and Podcastle, and works as a face painter, which means a glitter-filled house is an occupational hazard. Ironskin is her first novel.
Tina Connolly’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Monday, October 1st: The Bookpushers
Tuesday, October 2nd: Into the Hall of Books
Wednesday, October 3rd: Musings of a Bookish Kitty
Friday, October 5th: Unabridged Chick
Monday, October 8th: Ageless Pages Reviews
Thursday, October 11th: Well Read Wife
Friday, October 12th: Drey’s Library
Monday, October 15th: Proud Book Nerd
Tuesday, October 16th: WV Stitcher
Wednesday, October 17th: Sweet Southern Home
Thursday, October 18th: In the Hammock
Tuesday, October 23rd: A Buckeye Girl Reads
Wednesday, October 24th: Luxury Reading
Thursday, October 25th: Fiction State of Mind
Monday, October 29th: No More Grumpy Bookseller
Tuesday, October 30th: Oh! Paper Pages
Thursday, November 1st: Quirky Bookworm
Thursday, November 1st: Simply Stacie
Monday, November 5th: Long and Short Reviews
Monday, November 12th: Fiction Addict