A series of mysteries. An explosion of truths. The Explosionist: Someone sets off a bomb outside fifteen-year-old Sophie's boarding school, but no one can figure out who. The Medium: Soothsayers and séance leaders are regular guests at her great-aunt's house in Scotland, but only one... show more
A series of mysteries. An explosion of truths. The Explosionist: Someone sets off a bomb outside fifteen-year-old Sophie's boarding school, but no one can figure out who. The Medium: Soothsayers and séance leaders are regular guests at her great-aunt's house in Scotland, but only one delivers a terrifying prophecy, directed at Sophie herself. The Murder: When the medium is found dead, Sophie and her friend Mikael know they must get to the bottom of these three mysteries in order to save themselves—even as the fate of all Europe hangs in the balance. Set in a time of subversive politics, homegrown terrorism, and rapidly changing alliances, The Explosionist is an extraordinarily accomplished debut novel for teens that delivers a glimpse of the world as it might have been—had one moment in history been altered.
Publish date: July 1st 2008
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
I’d heard good things about this book, and they were entirely justified. An alternative history where the ancient Hanseatic League has been revived, this book tells the story of Sophie, a girl in 1930′s Scotland. She is a good main character and the plot is certainly thrilling. I have the sequel no...
On the Tiptree Honor List for 2008.
Another tale mired in the morass of books found to be intolerable. It started off well enough, with the intriguing notion of an alternate Europe forever changed by Napoleon's (and not Wellington's) victory at Waterloo, but it swiftly went downhill with a convoluted plot, a heroine more annoying than...
Napoleon won Waterloo and that changed history. Jenny Davidson’s novel starts off in turmoilous 1930s Scotland. Fifteen year old Sophie is in school when a bomb goes off nearby nearing killing her and her teacher. Then, a medium who brought Sophie a message from a spirit beyond is found with her thr...
From the 2008 Tiptree Award Honor List:This young adult novel is the first of a series set in an alternateGreat Britain where a certain percentage of girls are tithed off tothe government for secret service work. The gender dynamics (nevermind the spiritualism) is fascinatingly weird and deliberatel...