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Blood, Ink & Fire
Ashley Mansour

Imagine a world without books…

Upturn Publishing
December 2015
On Sale: December 7, 2015
Featuring: Noelle Hartley
464 pages
ISBN: 0996278710
EAN: 2940157929480
Kindle: B0170Z4K26
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Dystopian | Young Adult

In the future, books are a distant memory. The written word has been replaced by an ever-present stream of images known as Verity. In the controlling dominion of the United Vales of Fell, reading is obsolete and forbidden, and readers themselves do not—cannot—exist.

But where others see images in the stream, teenager Noelle Hartley sees words. She’s obsessed with what they mean, where they came from, and why they found her.

Noelle’s been keeping her dangerous fixation with words a secret, but on the night before her seventeenth birthday, a rare interruption in the stream leads her to a mysterious volume linked to an underworld of rebel book lovers known as the Nine of the Rising. With the help of the Risers and the beguiling boy Ledger, Noelle discovers that the words within her are precious clues to the books of the earlier time—and as a child of their bookless age, she might be the world’s last hope of bringing them back.

BLOOD, INK & FIRE is a gripping, evocative tale that asks, who would we be without books?

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