The Golden Specific (The Mapmakers Trilogy)

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For fans of The Golden Compass, this is book two in the Mapmakers Trilogy and follow-up to S.E. Grove's stunning debut, The Glass Sentence

It is the summer of 1892, one year since Sophia Tims and her friend Theo embarked upon the dangerous adventure that rewrote the map of the world. Since their return home to Boston, she has continued searching for clues to her parents’ disappearance, combing archives and libraries, grasping at even the most slender leads. Theo has apprenticed himself to an explorer in order to follow those leads across the country—but one after another proves to be a dead end.

Then Sophia discovers that a crucial piece of the puzzle exists in a foreign Age. At the same time, Theo discovers that his old life outside the law threatens to destroy the new one he has built with Sophia and her uncle Shadrack. What he and Sophia do not know is that their separate discoveries are intertwined, and that one remarkable person is part of both.

There is a city that holds all of the answers—but it cannot be found on any map. Surrounded by plague, it can only be reached by a journey through darkness and chaos, which is at the same time the plague’s cure: The Golden Specific.
"This delicious blend of magic, history, and science will continue to delight fans of intricate world-building and rich storytelling."—School Library Journal

"Readers who have already read the first installment will gladly savor another journey with Sophia and marvel at the worlds they enter. Brilliantly imagined and full of wonder."—Kirkus Reviews 

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S. E. Grove (segrovebooks.com) is a historian and world traveler. She spends most of her time reading about the early modern Spanish empire, writing about invented empires, and residing in Boston. Follow S. E. Grove on Twitter @segrovebooks.

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RAVES FOR THE GLASS SENTENCE

A National Indie Bestseller

A Summer/Fall 2014 Indies Introduce New Voices Selection
A Kids' Indie Next Top Ten Book
A Publisher Weekly Flying Start
A Washington Post Summer Book Club Pick
A Junior Library Guild Selection
One of Publishers Weekly’s Best Summer Reads
An Amazon Editor's Pick, Summer 2014
STAR “Brilliant in concept, breathtaking in scale and stellar in its worldbuilding; this is a world never before seen in fiction . . . Wholly original and marvelous beyond compare.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

STAR “A thrilling, time-bending debut . . . It’s a cracking adventure, and Grove bolsters the action with commentary on xenophobia and government for hire, as well as a fascinating system of map magic.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

STAR "A mind-blowing debut . . . The bookmaking behind this first novel is as elegant as the maps within it." —Shelf Awareness, starred review

“I loved it! It's filled with fabulous, interesting ideas. Amazing!”—Nancy Pearl, NPR

"I am in no doubt about the energy of S. E. Grove as a full-fledged, pathfinding fantasist. The Glass Sentence is named “Book 1.” I look forward to the next installment to place upon the pile. Intensely." —Gregory Maguire, The New York Times

"A page-turner .  . So imaginative."—Meghan Cox Gurdon, The Wall Street Journal

“Not since Philip Pullman's The Golden Compass have I seen such an original and compelling world built inside a book.”—Megan Whalen Turner, New York Times best-selling author of A Conspiracy of Kings

“Absolutely marvelous [and] completely original. I love this book.”—Nancy Farmer, National Book Award-winning author of The House of the Scorpion

“Exuberantly imagined [and] exquisite."—Elizabeth Wein, New York Times best-selling author of Code Name Verity

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