For A Muse of Fire

By: Heidi Heilig

Cast of characters. Author’s note. Black-and-white maps.

ISBN: 9780062380814

JLG Release: Dec 2018


Sensitive Areas: Grotesque imagery, Harsh realities of war, Mild language, Mild sexual themes, Negative attitudes toward differing mental abilities, Racism
Topics: Fantasy , Magic , Theater , Puppets , Bipolar disorder , Mental illness , Necromancy , Revolutions

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Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

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With luck and determination, Jetta hopes that she and her parents can parlay their fame as shadow players in Chakrana into passage to Aquitan to perform for the Mad Emperor. Jetta’s puppets move without string or stick. Instead, she uses her blood to bind recently deceased souls into her puppets—one of the old ways that is now forbidden. There With luck and determination, Jetta hopes that she and her parents can parlay their fame as shadow players in Chakrana into passage to Aquitan to perform for the Mad Emperor. Jetta’s puppets move without string or stick. Instead, she uses her blood to bind recently deceased souls into her puppets—one of the old ways that is now forbidden. There are rumors that the emperor values nothing so much as shadow plays, and Jetta believes that garnering his favor could also give her access to the spring that has cured his madness—something Jetta desperately wants for her own “malheur.” An author’s note explains that Jetta has bipolar disorder—a mental illness she shares with author Heilig. This start to a new trilogy is fast-paced and gripping while also offering readers a thoughtful commentary on the long-lasting ramifications of war and colonization. Chakrana and Aquitan are inspired by Asian cultures as well as French colonialism, which comes through in cultural touchstones such as food, dress, and language. Jetta’s first-person narration is broken up with various ephemera including telegraph transcripts, fliers, songs, and play scenes featuring other characters. This technique works well to flesh out the novel. VERDICT This must-have story with an inclusive cast, high stakes, and an intense cliff-hanger will leave readers clamoring for the next installment.–Emma Carbone, Brooklyn Public Library, School Library Journal

Book Details

ISBN

9780062380814

First Release

December 2018

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

Trim Size

8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Page Count

512

Accelerated Reader

Level 0; Points: 0;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 0; Points: 0;

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Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Greenwillow Bks.

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Grotesque imagery, Harsh realities of war, Mild language, Mild sexual themes, Negative attitudes toward differing mental abilities, Racism

Topics

Fantasy, Magic, Theater, Puppets, Bipolar disorder, Mental illness, Necromancy, Revolutions,

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