Tess of the Road Paperback by Rachel Hartman

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Tess of the Road Paperback by Rachel Hartman

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Penguin Teen Canada (2022-01-04)
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • ISBN-13: 9780385685900
  • Item Weight: 425.25 grams
  • Dimensions: 8.25 x 5.5 x 1.17 cm

From award-winning Rachel Hartman, Tess of the Road is a tour de force and an exquisite feminist fantasy.

In the medieval kingdom of Goredd, women are expected to be ladies, men are their protectors and dragons get to be whomever they want. Tess, stubbornly, is a troublemaker. You can't make a scene at your sister's wedding and break a relative's nose with one punch (no matter how pompous he is) and not suffer the consequences. As her family plans to send her to a nunnery, Tess yanks on her boots and sets out on a journey across the Southlands, alone and pretending to be a boy. Where Tess is headed is a mystery, even to her. So when she runs into an old friend, it's a stroke of luck. This friend is a quigutl -- a subspecies of dragon -- who gives her both a purpose and protection on the road. But Tess is guarding a troubling secret. Her tumultuous past is a heavy burden to carry, and the memories she's tried to forget threaten to expose her to the world in more ways than one.

About the Author

As a child, RACHEL HARTMAN played cello, lip-synched Mozart operas with her sisters and fostered the deep love of music that inspired much of Seraphina. Rachel earned a degree in comparative literature but eschewed graduate school in favor of bookselling and drawing comics. Born in Kentucky, she has lived in Philadelphia, Chicago, St. Louis, England and Japan. She now lives with her family in Vancouver, Canada. To learn more, please visit RachelHartmanBooks.com.


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