The Bones of Ruin
Iris's life balances on the stretches of the tightropes before her.
Memories fill the empty space beneath her as she performs across the tightropes of freedom and survival. As she flies through the air, she is emboldened by the fact that she cannot die. With a struggle to understand who she is and where she comes from, Iris must let go of her precarious tight ropes and fall into the depths of the precipice beneath her.
The Tournament of Freaks, signs of the world's end, and secrets of the past await Iris and readers and they free fall into the unknown.
TITLE: The Bones of Ruin
AUTHOR: Sarah Raughley PUBLISHER: Simon Pulse RELEASE DATE: September
GENRES: YOUNG ADULT FICTION---Historical, Fantasy BUY LINK: https://bookshop.org/a/11727/9781534453562
As an African tightrope dancer in Victorian London, Iris is used to being strange. She is certainly a strange sight for leering British audiences always eager for the spectacle of colonial curiosity. But Iris also has a secret that even “strange” doesn’t capture…
She cannot die.
Haunted by her unnatural power and with no memories of her past, Iris is obsessed with discovering who she is. But that mission gets more complicated when she meets the dark and alluring Adam Temple, a member of a mysterious order called the Enlightenment Committee. Adam seems to know much more about her than he lets on, and he shares with her a terrifying revelation: the world is ending, and the Committee will decide who lives… and who doesn’t.
To help them choose a leader for the upcoming apocalypse, the Committee is holding the Tournament of Freaks, a macabre competition made up of vicious fighters with fantastical abilities. Adam wants Iris to be his champion, and in return, he promises her the one thing she wants most: the truth about who she really is.
If Iris wants to learn about her shadowy past, she has no choice but to fight. But the further she gets in the grisly tournament, the more she begins to remember—and the more she wonders if the truth is something best left forgotten.
Sarah Raughley grew up in Southern Ontario writing stories about freakish little girls with powers because she secretly wanted to be one. She is a huge fangirl of anything from manga to SF/F TV to Japanese Role Playing Games, but she will swear up and down that she was inspired by ~Jane Austin~ at book signings. On top of being a YA Writer, she is currently completing a PhD in English, because the sight of blood makes her queasy (which crossed Medical School off the list).
She is represented by The Bradford Literary Agency.
So far, you can also find her on Twitter, where work ethic goes to die.
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