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“A lyrical, beautifully crafted debut. I was particularly taken with the beautifully conceived strangeness of Connolly’s fey-touched, just-a-shade-away alternate magical England. A haunting exploration of the true price one must pay for magic, beauty, and love, Ironskin will stay with me for a long time to come.”
—M.K. Hobson, author of The Native Star
“Clever and romantic at the same time—no mean feat. A magical and entertaining waltz across the fairy forests and dark moors just a sideways step or two from Haworth Parsonage.”
—Ian R. MacLeod, author of Wake Up and Dream
“A gothic, eerie, and pitch-perfect retelling of Jane Eyre, in which the moors are haunted by menacing fae and the hero's secrets are steeped in magic. Ironskin kept me up past my bedtime and stayed with me long after the last page has been turned.”
—Leah Cypess, author of Mistwood
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.
I just don't know how to say what I want without giving away anything.
I like Jane, the main character, Poule the butler and Dorie her charge, but no one was able to develop a character beyond one development with no explanation of why.
More than once, I put the book down, confused, because the story seemed to me like a bunch of puzzle pieces that all just didn't quite fit.
I wasnt sure I'd like this, but the premise was intriguing. once the horror slipped in well I was hooked.
Yes it takes some time builting a very creepy setting. Read more
As a big fan of "Jane Eyre," I really enjoyed this novel! Fairies of the more traditional sort, a house full of unexplained mysteries, and a fascinating alternate England... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Fantasylovingmusician
Ironskin by Tina Connelly is a retelling of Jane Eyre with a fantasy twist. Unlike similar classic/fantasy blends such as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies or Jane Slayre, Ironskin... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Evelynne Robertson
I've read in many of the comments that Ms. Connolly's novel is a reworking of Jane Eyre with the Fey added in. Read morePublished 6 months ago by JD
Was looking for a new book, felt like I've read everything, found this and it did the job! Good storyline, interesting, and good writing. Give it a go.Published 8 months ago by Louise
Ironskin by Tina Connolly is a Nebula-nominated retelling of Jane Eyre set in an alternate history where a war against the fey has just come to an end and the technology that... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Anya @ On Starships and Dragonwings
Gorgeous book with interesting characters and a story that kept me reading nonstop. Warning: be sure to start this when you have a rather large chunk of uninterrupted time on your... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Kristen Fleming
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.
Quick & Dirty: Two classics, married together with a unique twist. Read more