Location: FIC GRO
Genre: Magical Cartography - Fantasy
A spectacular, not-to-be-missed paperback in the mold of the children’s classic The Golden Compass.
Mapmakers, law abiding pirates and a wayward botanist!! Interesting combo. That would be like my son, my daughter and their great grandmother all on an adventure- I wonder which one is which!
Boston, 1891. Thirteen-year-old Sophia Tims lives with her uncle, cartologer Shadrack Elli, in a world torn to pieces by the Great Disruption of 1799—when all of the continents were mysteriously thrown into different time periods, from the prehistoric era to the fortieth century. Sophia’s parents are explorers. She has not seen them in years, since they went on an expedition and never returned. When Shadrack is kidnapped from their home, Sophia sets out—along with her new friend, Theo—to find him. Their journey takes them across the country. Along with a group of law abiding pirates, and a wayward botanist and his daughter, they search for Sophia’s uncle, and run for their lives. What they learn—about map making, the changes taking place in the world, and the legends of the land—transforms Sophia forever
"This story is fantastic. The world-building within is exceptional, and very unique. The details about each world are woven so solidly into the story that it's like riding a magic carpet - you can see and feel what it might be like to actually be there. The characters are also extremely well fleshed-out. Each has strengths and flaws, even those who may appear supernatural. The ultimate compliment I could give - they felt truly human, as though they might really exist somewhere-" Beth- Goodreads.com