Jane Eliot wears an iron mask.
It's the only way to contain the fey curse that scars her cheek. The
Great War is five years gone, but its scattered victims remain -- the
When a carefully worded listing appears for a governess to assist with
a "delicate situation" -- a child born during the Great War --
Jane is certain the child is fey-cursed, and that she can help.
Teaching the unruly Dorie to suppress her curse is hard enough; she
certainly didn't expect to fall for the girl's father, the enigmatic
artist Edward Rochart. But her blossoming crush is stifled by her own
scars, and by his parade of women. Ugly women, who enter his closed
studio...and come out as beautiful as the fey.
Jane knows Rochart cannot love her, just as she knows that she must wear iron for the rest of her life. But what if neither of these things is true? Step by step Jane unlocks the secrets of her new life -- and discovers just how far she will go to become whole again.
Read the first chapter of IRONSKIN on Tor.com.
at a glance
- IRONSKIN by Tina Connolly, Tor Books
- Hardcover: October 2, 2012 - 9780765330598 / 076533059
- Trade Paper: August 13, 2013 - 9780765330611 / 076533061X
- Find Ironskin at Goodreads, Powells,
Barnes & Noble,
- The audio book is at
read by the amazing Rosalyn Landor.
- UK readers? E-book is
- The Books in the Book
in the Tor newsletter, including falling for The Princess Bride
of IRONSKIN, on the Romantic Times blog
- Top Ten Reasons to Get Your Fantasy in Your Romance,
on the Heroes & Heartbreakers blog
- My Favorite Bit
on Mary Robinette Kowal's blog
- The Hardest Part,
on the Bull Spec blog
- Podcast Interview
with Brent Bowen at Adventures in Sci-Fi Publishing
- Podcast Spotlight
with Dave Thompson and Anna Schwind of Podcastle
- The Story Behind the Story
on Upcoming4Me, including eyeballs and anger
on Unabridged Chick, including the original title to the short story that became IRONSKIN
on Addicted To Heroines, including info about the sequel
at the Qwillery, including Writing Quirks
at My Home Away From Home, including pickle unicorns
at Melanie's Musings, including steampunk accessories
at the Book Yurt, including one of my fangirl moments
- Guest Post on
at the Daydreaming Bookworm
some more things people have said
- Nebula Award Nominee for Best Novel (2012)
- Romantic Times Award Nominee for Best Fantasy Novel (2012)