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Fran Wilde
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Fire Opal Mechanism

Fran Wilde


Tor U.K.

Fantasy » Epic Fantasy;
Fantasy » Thieves


208 pages

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Jewels and their lapidaries have all but passed into myth.

Jorit, broke and branded a thief, just wants to escape the Far Reaches for something better. Ania, a rumpled librarian, is trying to protect her books from the Pressmen, who value knowledge but none of the humanity that generates it.

When they stumble upon a mysterious clock powered by an ancient jewel, they may discover secrets in the past that will change the future forever.

By:   Fran Wilde
Imprint:   Tor U.K.
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 204mm,  Width: 125mm,  Spine: 14mm
Weight:   162g
ISBN:   9781250196545
ISBN 10:   125019654X
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   June 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Fran Wilde's short fiction has appeared in Asimov's, Nature, and elsewhere. Her debut novel Updraft was published in 2015 to wide acclaim. She blogs about food and genre at Cooking the Books ( and for the popular social-parenting website GeekMom. She lives in Philadelphia with her family.

Praise for Fran Wilde The Jewel and Her Lapidary is a splendid tale of courage and transformation in a world as exquisite as Wilde's prose. You will be utterly entranced. --Ken Liu, Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award winner and author of The Grace of Kings Extraordinary world-building and cascading levels of intrigue make Wilde's debut fantasy novel soar. --Publishers Weekly on Updraft

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