Ink, iron, and glass / Gwendolyn Clare.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition, 2018.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: A certain pen, a certain book, and a certain person can craft entirely new worlds through a branch of science called scriptology. Elsa comes from one such world that was written into creation by her mother a noted scriptologist.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Elsa's world was written into creation; her mother, a noted scriptologist, constantly alters and expands their reality. When her mother kidnapped, Elsa is forced to cross into the real world and use her own scriptology gifts to find her. In an alternative Victorian Italy, Elsa finds a secret society of young scientists with a gift for mechanics, alchemy, or scriptology-- and meets Leo, a mechanist with a smart mouth and tragic past. When an assassin arrives on their doorstep, the group unveils a deep political conspiracy seeking to unlock the most dangerous weapon ever created.
    • Notes:
      Young Adult.
    • Other Titles:
      Ink, iron, & glass.
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    • ABNT:
      CLARE, G. Ink, iron, and glass. First edition, 2018. [s. l.]: Imprint, 2018. ISBN 9781250112767. Disponível em: Acesso em: 18 fev. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Clare G. Ink, Iron, and Glass. First edition, 2018. Imprint; 2018. Accessed February 18, 2020.
    • APA:
      Clare, G. (2018). Ink, iron, and glass (First edition, 2018.). Imprint.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Clare, Gwendolyn. 2018. Ink, Iron, and Glass. First edition, 2018. Imprint.
    • Harvard:
      Clare, G. (2018) Ink, iron, and glass. First edition, 2018. Imprint. Available at: (Accessed: 18 February 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Clare, G 2018, Ink, iron, and glass, First edition, 2018., Imprint, viewed 18 February 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Clare, Gwendolyn. Ink, Iron, and Glass. First edition, 2018., Imprint, 2018. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Clare, Gwendolyn. Ink, Iron, and Glass. First edition, 2018. Imprint, 2018.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Clare G. Ink, iron, and glass [Internet]. First edition, 2018. Imprint; 2018 [cited 2020 Feb 18]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2017 December #2

Elsa's home world of Veldana was written into existence by her mother, Jumi. Jumi is a scriptologist, capable of creating new worlds through words alone. When Jumi is kidnapped, Elsa must put her own scriptology skills to work, traveling to a steampunk-style version of Victorian Italy, where she meets a group of pazzerellone, young people with an aptitude for one of three disciplines: mechanics, alchemy, or scriptology. Elsa, a rare polymath skilled in all three, tries to keep a low profile as she searches for her mother. Despite herself, however, she's drawn into friendship with three pazzerellones, including Leo, a mechanic who has a tragic family past of his own. Elsa and Leo are linked in more ways than they know, and the mystery of Jumi's disappearance is more tangled than Elsa ever would have guessed. Clare's debut is built upon an intriguing premise, and a measured beginning soon gives way to a more action-packed second half. A solid series starter featuring a competent, flawed heroine that's built for sf fans. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2019 Spring

Elsa leaves Veldana--a world written into existence through "scriptology"--to find her abducted mother; she ends up in an alternate nineteenth-century Italy, where scriptologists, mechanists, and alchemists wield great power. Elsa's own polymath powers make her a political target, but a society of young scientists, including charming mechanist Leo, may be able to help. Lush steampunk world-building and plenty of action characterize this alternate-history fantasy. Copyright 2019 Horn Book Guide Reviews.