The Inquisitor's Apprentice
Publication Date: February 26, 2013
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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Johnathan Strange...In New York! It’s the early 1900s on the Lower East Side, and each ethnic community has its own brand of magic. In this mystical melting pot Sacha Kessler, a dirt-poor immigrant kid, and Lily Astral, the daughter of Park-Avenue royalty, assist the brilliant Police Inquisitor Wolf as he detects magical crime in the city that never sleeps.
Chris Moriarty grew up in New York surrounded by a loud and zany family much like Sacha Kessler’s. Chris has published several science fiction novels, including Spin Control, which won the Philip K. Dick Award. She wrote The Inquisitor’s Apprentice for her children so that they would be able to read a fantasy that celebrates their New York Jewish heritage. Chris lives in upstate New York. www.inquisitorsapprentice.com
"Moriarty’s novel is chock-full of period detail (both in the author’s confident prose and Geyer’s occasional pen-and-ink illustrations), feisty character dynamics, and a solid sense of humor. It’s a fascinating example of alternate history that leaves the door open for future mysteries."—Publishers Weekly, starred review"A marvelous, mystical romp that doesn’t ignore reality. A hint of a possible sequel whets readers’ appetite for more: Yes, please!"—Kirkus, starred review "Moriarty's thoroughly imagined alternate history has a killer premise...The mystery unfolds at a heady clip." -Booklist "Spoiler Alert: It’s awesome."—Fuse #8 Blog on School Library Journal "A wonderfully inventive and fascinating story of the clash of ancient magic and early-twentieth century technology. A compelling book that I read in a single sitting and highly recommend."—Garth Nix, New York Times bestselling author of Sabriel and the Seventh Tower series "Fantastic . . . a great magic trick."—Cory Doctorow, New York Times bestselling author of Little Brother "You’ll fall right into The Inquisitor’s Apprentice by Chris Moriarty."—Robin Hobb, international best-selling author of the Rain Wilds Chronicles "Cory Doctorow told me I would love this, and he was so right!"—Ellen Kushner