Sweet Far ThingBook - 2007819
* “A huge work of massive ambition.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred
It has been a year of change since Gemma Doyle arrived at the foreboding Spence Academy. Her mother murdered, her father alaudanum addict, Gemma has relied on an unsuspected strength and has discovered an ability to travel to an enchanted world called the realms, where dark magic runs wild. Despite certain peril, Gemma has bound the magic to herself and forged unlikely new alliances. Now, as Gemma approaches her London debut, the time has come to test these bonds.
The Order—the mysterious group her mother was once part of—is grappling for control of the realms, as is the Rakshana. Spence's burned East Wing is being rebuilt, but why now? Gemma and her friends see Pippa, but she is not the same. And their friendship faces its gravest trial as Gemma must decide once and for all what role she is meant for.
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
A #1 Book Sense Bestseller
A New York Times Bestseller
A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
A USA Today Bestseller
A 2008 New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
Baker & Taylor
At Spence Academy, sixteen-year-old Gemma Doyle continues preparing for her London debut while struggling to determine how best to use magic to resolve a power struggle in the enchanted world of the realms, and to protect her own world and loved ones.
As Gemma, along with her friends from the Spence Academy, try to stop The Order, a mysterious group her late mother was once part of, from taking over the enchanted realms, she must sacrifice her friendships to discover her true destiny. Reprint.
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(Feb 23, 2010) From the back cover of the book:
[i]It has been[/i] a year of change since Gemma Doyle arrived at the foreboding Spence Academy. Her mother murdered, her father a laudanum addict, Gemma has relied on an unsuspected strength to turn catty schoolgirls into loyal friends, and has discovered an ability to travel to an enchanted world called the realms, where dark magic runs wild. Despite certain peril, Gemma has bound the magic to her and forged unlikely new alliances with headstrong Felicity and timid Ann; with the fearsome creatures of the realms. Now, as Gemma approaches her London debut, the time has come to test these bonds...
Extraordinary in its scope, Libba Bray's [i]The Sweet Far Thing[/i] concludes the [i]New York Times[/i]bestselling trilogy that began with [i]A Great and Terrible Beauty[/i] and continued in [i]Rebel Angels[/i]. Pulled forward by fate, the destiny Gemma faces threatens to set chaos loose, not only in the realms, but also upon the rigid Victorian society whose rules Gemma both defied and followed. Where does Gemma belong? And will she, can she, survive?
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