The Iron Thorn

The Iron Thorn

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In the city of Lovecraft, the Proctors rule and a great Engine turns below the streets, grinding any resistance to their order to dust. The necrovirus is blamed for Lovecraft's epidemic of madness, for the strange and eldritch creatures that roam the streets after dark, and for everything that the city leaders deem Heretical--born of the belief in magic and witchcraft. And for Aoife Grayson, her time is growing shorter by the day.
     Aoife Grayson's family is unique, in the worst way--every one of them, including her mother and her elder brother Conrad, has gone mad on their 16th birthday. And now, a ward of the state, and one of the only female students at the School of Engines, she is trying to pretend that her fate can be different.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385738293
Branch Call Number: YA KIT
Characteristics: 493 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm

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KarenE61 Sep 07, 2014

Great book if it's the first of a series. If not, the end leaves too many questions unanswered.

Jess_library May 30, 2011

Teen Lovecraftian Steampunk! Aoife Grayson lives in fear of the madness that has already infected her mother and brother, but when she receives a letter from said brother, she flee the city of Lovecraft and heads towards her father's manor house in Arkham in hopes of finding him. What she finds is more unearthly than she could have imagined.

This was an interesting book, though more fantasy than horror (which is what I was expecting). It's also very long.

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