Ironskin

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Macmillan, Oct 2, 2012 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Jane Eliot wears an iron mask.

It's the only way to contain the fey curse that scars her cheek. The Great War is five years gone, but its scattered victims remain—the ironskin.

When a carefully worded listing appears for a governess to assist with a "delicate situation"—a child born during the Great War—Jane is certain the child is fey-cursed, and that she can help.

Teaching the unruly Dorie to suppress her curse is hard enough; she certainly didn't expect to fall for the girl's father, the enigmatic artist Edward Rochart. But her blossoming crush is stifled by her scars and by his parade of women. Ugly women, who enter his closed studio...and come out as beautiful as the fey.

Jane knows Rochart cannot love her, just as she knows that she must wear iron for the rest of her life. But what if neither of these things are true? Step by step Jane unlocks the secrets of a new life—and discovers just how far she will go to become whole again.

 

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User Review  - SadieSForsythe - LibraryThing

So much potential in this plot, all reduced to, "Wah, wah poor me. I'm not pretty." And "Oh, woe is me, I've been cursed with rage...or, well, at least mild irritation." (I certainly never sensed any ... Read full review

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User Review  - Strider66 - LibraryThing

Pros: interesting world-building, great protagonist Cons: banter between Jane and Rochart didn’t quite match Jane and Rochester Jane Eliot has worn an iron mask over half of her face since the end of ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
21
Section 3
37
Section 4
55
Section 5
56
Section 6
68
Section 7
87
Section 8
88
Section 14
162
Section 15
177
Section 16
194
Section 17
210
Section 18
211
Section 19
223
Section 20
244
Section 21
261

Section 9
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Section 10
124
Section 11
125
Section 12
138
Section 13
161
Section 22
275
Section 23
276
Section 24
290
Section 25
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About the author (2012)

TINA CONNOLLY lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and brand-new baby boy. Her stories have appeared in Strange Horizons, Fantasy, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Highlights Magazine, and the anthology Unplugged: Year's Best Online SF 2008. Her Young Adult dystopia play, Witebox, will premiere in Portland in 2013. Connolly is a frequent reader for Escape Pod and Podcastle, and works as a face painter, which means a glitter-filled house is an occupational hazard. Ironskin is her first novel.

www.tinaconnolly.com

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