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The Glass Sentence

by S. E. Grove

Hardcover, 489 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $17.99 |

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Separated from her parents in 1891 America, a century after a mysterious force throws the continents into different time periods, 13-year-old Sophia Tims and her refugee friend, Theo, embark on a search for her kidnapped uncle in a range of fantastical cities. A first novel. Simultaneous eBook.

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The glass cases had been shattered, their contents gone. The bureaus lay open, their drawers bare. Here, too, the books had been pulled from the shelves and thrown to the floor. Sophia took in the destruction, too stunned to call out again. Everything, every single thing in the map room, had been destroyed or stolen. A broken glass map crunched beneath her boot and she looked down at the shards. There was a long, jagged scar across the leather-topped table. She touched it gingerly, as if to make certain that it was real. Then she raised her head and her eye fell on the wall map above the armchairs: the map of her parents' voyage. It had been torn in half, ripped clear through from one end to the other.

Sophia stared numbly at the pins that lay scattered around her on the chairs and carpet, a single thought running through her mind: Where is he? Where is Shadrack? Where is he?