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Steeplejack / A. J. Hartley.

By: Hartley, A. J. (Andrew James) [author.].
Contributor(s): Recorded Books, Inc.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Tor Teen, 2016Copyright date: �2016Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781466891692; 1466891696.Subject(s): JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General | Children's stories | South Africa -- Fiction | Race relations -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction | Conspiracies -- Fiction | Children's stories | Conspiracies | Murder -- Investigation | Race relations | South AfricaGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Young adult fiction. | Alternative histories (Fiction) | Detective and mystery fiction. | Steampunk fiction. | Fantasy fiction. | Alternative histories (Fiction) | Detective and mystery fiction. | Fantasy fiction. | Fiction. | Steampunk fiction. | Young adult works.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Steeplejack.DDC classification: [Fic] Online resources: Click here to access MontanaLibrary2Go title or place hold | Excerpt Click here to listen to an excerpt of this title Summary: Seventeen-year-old Anglet Sutonga, Ang for short, works repairing the chimneys, towers, and spires of Bar-Selehm, the ethnically-diverse industrial capital of a land resembling Victorian South Africa. The city was built on the trade of luxorite, a priceless glowing mineral. When the Beacon, a historical icon made of the largest piece of luxorite known to exist, is stolen, this news commands the headlines. Yet no one seems to care about the murder of Ang's new apprentice Berrit. But when Josiah Willinghouse, an enigmatic young politician, offers her a job investigating his death, she plunges headlong into dangers she could not foresee. On top of this legwork, Ang struggles with the responsibility of caring for her sister's newborn child. As political secrets unfold and racial tensions surrounding the Beacon's theft rise, Ang must navigate the constricting traditions of her people, the murderous intentions of her former boss, and the conflicting impulses of a fledgling romance. With no one to help her except a savvy newspaper girl and a kindhearted herder from the savannah, Ang must rely on her creative intellect and strength to resolve the mysterious link between Berrit and the missing Beacon before the city is plunged into riotous chaos. Providing a fresh take on historical fantasy attune to today's demand for multicultural YA, A.J. Hartley's Steeplejack will also resonate with readers of all ages.
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Seventeen-year-old Anglet Sutonga, Ang for short, works repairing the chimneys, towers, and spires of Bar-Selehm, the ethnically-diverse industrial capital of a land resembling Victorian South Africa. The city was built on the trade of luxorite, a priceless glowing mineral. When the Beacon, a historical icon made of the largest piece of luxorite known to exist, is stolen, this news commands the headlines. Yet no one seems to care about the murder of Ang's new apprentice Berrit. But when Josiah Willinghouse, an enigmatic young politician, offers her a job investigating his death, she plunges headlong into dangers she could not foresee. On top of this legwork, Ang struggles with the responsibility of caring for her sister's newborn child. As political secrets unfold and racial tensions surrounding the Beacon's theft rise, Ang must navigate the constricting traditions of her people, the murderous intentions of her former boss, and the conflicting impulses of a fledgling romance. With no one to help her except a savvy newspaper girl and a kindhearted herder from the savannah, Ang must rely on her creative intellect and strength to resolve the mysterious link between Berrit and the missing Beacon before the city is plunged into riotous chaos. Providing a fresh take on historical fantasy attune to today's demand for multicultural YA, A.J. Hartley's Steeplejack will also resonate with readers of all ages.

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