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Product Details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 22, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1466227982
  • ISBN-13: 978-1466227989
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,939,687 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Justine Macauley's favorite words are murmur, ambiguous, and kaleidoscope, and her first novel was 26 pages long, written when she was 11. She lives in San Francisco and works as a librarian, blogger, program coordinator, and administrator at a school she helped start.

More About the Author

Justine Macauley has written pages and pages of fantasy stories since she was eleven and has been influenced most heavily by the work of Terry Pratchett, Jasper Fforde, Tamora Pierce, Neil Gaiman, and Diana Wynne Jones. She stumbled upon the steampunk genre as a happy accident after studying those hopelessly suppressed but undeniably alluring Victorians in college and secretly reading the latest fantasy books under cover of night.

While finishing writing the last half of Comes from Words, she helped start a new progressive school in San Francisco and during the last year while editing the book saw a full school year come and go - with success! She is the school's program coordinator, librarian, blogger, band-aid distributor, and phone answerer. She is currently working on a sequel to Comes from Words with more technology, social awareness, manners, books, and magic to be had. She lives in San Francisco in a Victorian house with seven other people and reads more young adult books than anything and is sorely behind on current events - which isn't a bad thing in the slightest.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Donna W. Hower on July 25, 2012
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Comes From Words is an amazingly well-written fantasy about the magical power of words and stories and the colorful characters who save that magic despite interference from powerful political Orders that want to ration and control all sources of power. The story has it all: intrigue, romance, rich language, and a tightly woven plot. The story will hold the interest of all age levels. Justine Macauley is a new writer worth watching!
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The story moves slowly and gives you time to fall in love with nearly every central character. A strange and delightful combination of steam punk adventure, magical fantasy, writing about writing, and awkward Victorian era social events.
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Comes from Words is well written and has a really interesting mix of magic and steam technology. The story has a strong female lead and lots of great personalities. It feels a bit like teen fiction, but that's not a problem for me. I'd definitely recommend it for people who are looking for a light read in the steampunk genre.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Adam on September 12, 2012
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This is the best book ever!!! This is the best book ever!!! This is the best book ever!!! This is the best book ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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