Worlds of Ink and Shadow : A Novel of the Brontës
A Novel of the Brontës
Charlotte, Branwell, Emily, and Anne. The Bronte siblings find escape from their constrained lives via their rich imaginations. The glittering world of Verdopolis and the romantic and melancholy world of Gondal literally come to life under their pens, offering the sort of romance and intrigue missing from their isolated parsonage home. But at what price? As Branwell begins to slip into madness and the sisters feel their real lives slipping away, they must weigh the cost of their powerful imaginations, even as the characters they have created - the brooding Rogue and dashing Duke of Zamorna - refuse to let them go. Gorgeously written and based on the Brontes' juvenilia, Worlds of Ink and Shadow brings to life one of history's most celebrated literary families in a thrilling, suspenseful fantasy.
Lena Coakley is the author of Witchlanders, published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. She grew up in Long Island, where she wanted to be either a trapeze artist or a jewel thief. She concentrated in Creative Writing at Sarah Lawrence College and now lives in Toronto. To learn more about Lena, visit www.lenacoakley.com.