Worlds of Ink and Shadow A Novel of the Brontës
  • Imprint: Amulet Paperbacks
  • Publication Date: March 6, 2018
  • Price: $9.99
  • Trim Size: 5 12 x 8 14
  • ISBN: 978-1-4197-2142-7
  • EAN: 9781419721427
  • Page Count: 352
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rights: World English, excluding Canada
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Charlotte, Branwell, Emily, and Anne. The Brontë siblings have always been inseparable. After all, nothing can bond four siblings quite like life in an isolated parsonage out on the moors. Their vivid imaginations lend them escape from their strict upbringing, transporting them into the glittering, high society world of Verdopolis, literally. The children realize that crossing over comes at a steep price, but when they try to stop, their creations haunt them. They vow to travel to Verdopolis one more time to destroy it—and risk being trapped there forever. Gorgeously written and meticulously researched, Worlds of Ink and Shadow brings to life the upbringing of one of history’s most celebrated literary families.


"This sad but fascinating look into the tragically short lives of the famed siblings successfully mixes facts with a fantastical premise to create a gripping and innovative story. VERDICT A strong historical fantasy that will appeal to readers who are already fans of the Brontës’ novels and spark interest among those unfamiliar with their works and lives."
School Library Journal
"Taking her inspiration from the Brontës’ juvenilia, Coakley offers an imaginative story of their childhood, in which the four supremely talented siblings have the power to transport themselves to the worlds of their fiction...readers familiar with the writers will likely enjoy noticing hints of the novels to come... this will nonetheless likely appeal to fans of clever literary fiction."

About the author

Lena Coakley is the author of Witchlanders and the forthcoming Nix. She grew up on Long Island, where she wanted to be either a trapeze artist or a jewel thief. She concentrated in creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College and now lives in Toronto. To learn more about Lena, visit