For a muse of fire

by Heilig, Heidi,

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"Jetta, a teen who possesses secret, forbidden powers, must gain access to a hidden spring and negotiate a world roiling with intrigue and the beginnings of war"--
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Booklist Review: "Jetta has lost much since her people, the Chakrans, were colonized by the Aquitans. After her brother, conscripted for an Aquitan war, disappeared, Jetta grew closer with her parents as they traveled across the country, putting on shadow-puppet shows. That Jetta's puppets seem almost supernaturally independent is something the family must be coy about: Jetta can bind the souls of the dead, old magic that the Aquitans despise. Jetta hopes to use her skill to win a cure for her mental illness. But unrest simmers, and, as she makes her way through a treacherous, darkly fantastical world, joining forces with a smuggler who has motives of his own, Jetta learns more about her family, her powers, and the place she inhabits. This series starter is action-packed, sometimes overly so; it's occasionally hard to keep up with the many twists and turns. Still, a girl dealing with bipolar disorder is a welcome heroine in a fantasy novel, and theatrical elements, rich world building, and loose ties to the French colonization of Southeast Asia add fascinating depth.--Maggie Reagan Copyright 2018 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "A lush land reminiscent of South Asia is the setting for a thrilling trilogy opener by Heilig (The Girl from Everywhere). Sixteen-year-old Jetta, part of a family troupe of shadow performers, can bind departed souls to intricate shadow puppets with her blood, but such magic has been forbidden by the Aquitans ever since they conquered Chakrana. Her family seeks an audience with the king of Aquitan, hoping to gain access to its healing spring waters for Jetta's "ups and downs," and to find a place to weave their magic. Following a rebellion, daunting trials-such as the unforgiving jungle and a haunted underground passage-stand between Jetta and Aquitan. Jetta has her parents and her magic on her side, but there are those that would do anything to harness her power, and the specter of war looms. Telegrams, letters, and play scenes sprinkled throughout create a strong sense of place, and Jetta's struggle to accept herself is relatable. Heilig uses intricate prose to animate nuanced characters and action-packed scenes in this immersive, epic fantasy. Ages 13-up. Agent: Molly Ker Hawn, the Bent Agency. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Subjects Fantasy
Magic Fiction
Theater Fiction
Manic-depressive illness Fiction
Mental illness Fiction
Young adult fiction
Historical Fiction
Young Adult Literature
Young Adult Fiction
Electronic books.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Greenwillow Books2018
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
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ISBN 9780062380838
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