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The bones of ruin  Cover Image Book Book

The bones of ruin / Sarah Raughley.

Raughley, Sarah, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781534453562
  • ISBN: 1534453563
  • Physical Description: 477 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, [2021]

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Summary, etc.:
"An African tightrope walker who cannot die gets involved with a mysterious society that's convinced the world is ending and is drafted into the fight-to-the-death Tournament of Freaks, where she learns the terrible truth of who and what she really is"-- Provided by publisher.
As an African tightrope dancer in Victorian London, Iris is a strange sight for leering British audiences always eager for the spectacle of colonial curiosity. But Iris also has a secret: she cannot die. Haunted by her unnatural power and with no memories of her past, Iris is obsessed with discovering who she is. Then she meets the dark and alluring Adam Temple, a member of a mysterious order called the Enlightenment Committee. Adam shares with her a terrifying revelation: the world is ending, and the Committee will decide who lives. To help them choose a leader for the upcoming apocalypse, the Committee is holding the Tournament of Freaks, a competition of vicious fighters with fantastical abilities. Adam wants Iris to be his champion-- and in exchange will give her the truth about who she really is. -- adapted from jacket
Target Audience Note:
Ages 14+
HL710L Lexile
Subject: Black people > England > Fiction.
Immortality > Fiction.
Ability > Fiction.
Contests > Fiction.
Aerialists > Fiction.
Black people > England > Juvenile fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Great Britain > History > Victoria, 1837-1901 > Fiction.
Genre: Paranormal fiction.
Apocalyptic fiction.
Alternative histories (Fiction)
Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 4 of 4 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Cass County.


  • 0 current holds with 4 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cass County Library-Harrisonville YA RAU 2021 (Text) 0002205472141 Young Adult Fiction Available -

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