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Steeplejack
Steeplejack | A. J. Hartley
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Seventeen-year-old Anglet Sutonga, Ang for short, works repairing the chimneys, towers, and spires of Bar-Selehm, the ethnically-diverse industrial capital of a land resembling Victorian South Africa. The city was built on the trade of luxorite, a priceless glowing mineral. When the Beacon, a historical icon made of the largest piece of luxorite known to exist, is stolen, this news commands the headlines. Yet no one seems to care about the murder of Ang's new apprentice Berrit. But when Josiah Willinghouse, an enigmatic young politician, offers her a job investigating his death, she plunges headlong into dangers she could not foresee. On top of this legwork, Ang struggles with the responsibility of caring for her sister's newborn child. As political secrets unfold and racial tensions surrounding the Beacon's theft rise, Ang must navigate the constricting traditions of her people, the murderous intentions of her former boss, and the conflicting impulses of a fledgling romance. With no one to help her except a savvy newspaper girl and a kindhearted herder from the savannah, Ang must rely on her creative intellect and strength to resolve the mysterious link between Berrit and the missing Beacon before the city is plunged into riotous chaos.Providing a fresh take on historical fantasy attune to today's demand for multicultural YA, A.J. Hartley's Steeplejack will also resonate with readers of all ages.
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Steeplejack | A. J. Hartley
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I won this on a Goodreads giveaway! It's the first book I've won from there in three years! I'm excited to read it!

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Steeplejack | A. J. Hartley
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Starting off the month with this read and so far it's a great choice! #hellooctober

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Steeplejack | A. J. Hartley
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The last person up here never made it down alive, but there was no point thinking about that. #firstline

MrBook Welcome to @Litsy ! Enjoy your stay 😎👍🏻. 6y
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Daring YA heroine action adventure mystery set in an alternative historical South Africa, with a tiny bit of steampunk thrown in. Deftly weaves in racial politics and a touch of family drama. The first in a new series. Will eagerly await the next installment!

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Steeplejack | A. J. Hartley
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Received this one in the mail from Tor! It sounds quite interesting and unique! Can't wait to see what it's about!!

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