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Steel

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Steel

By Carrie Vaughn

Harper Teen, Hardcover, 9780061547911, 294pp.

Publication Date: March 15, 2011

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Description

It was a slender length of rusted steel, tapered to a point at one end and jagged at the other, as if it had broken. A thousand people would step over it and think it trash, but not her.

This was the tip of a rapier.

Sixteen-year-old Jill has fought in dozens of fencing tournaments, but she has never held a sharpened blade. When she finds a corroded sword piece on a Caribbean beach, she is instantly intrigued and pockets it as her own personal treasure.

The broken tip holds secrets, though, and it transports Jill through time to the deck of a pirate ship. Stranded in the past and surrounded by strangers, she is forced to sign on as crew. But a pirate's life is bloody and brief, and as Jill learns about the dark magic that brought her there, she forms a desperate scheme to get homeone that risks everything in a duel to the death with a villainous pirate captain.

Time travel, swordplay, and romance combine in an original high-seas adventure from New York Times bestseller Carrie Vaughn.



Praise For Steel

“Throughly enjoyable”
-Kirkus

“Vivid period details add to the appeal of this unusual swashbuckler.”
-ALA Booklist

“This unique story should have broad appeal.”
-Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

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