The Mapmakers Trilogy

The Glass Sentence (The Mapmakers Trilogy, #1)The Glass Sentence
by S.E. Grove
Grades 5 & up

The Great Disruption of 1799 has changed the course of time. Different continents are in different Ages, and moving between them can be dangerous. Sophia lives with her Uncle Shadrock, the famous cartologer, in Boston in 1891. She has been living with him since her parents left when she was very young, off to help rescue a fellow explorer in an unknown Age. She returns one day to find their house ransacked and Uncle Shadrock missing. He managed to leave her a small note and a cryptic map. This starts her off on an adventure. An excellent book for fans of dystopian worlds and alternate realities. Recommended for grades 5-8.

The Golden Specific (The Mapmakers Trilogy, #2)The Golden Specific
by S.E. Grove
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

You really need to have read The Glass Sentence before attempting this one. There is too much about The Great Disruption and the different ages that exist for it to make sense without reading that. This second volume in the trilogy sees Sophia continuing on the search for her missing parents. She finds a new lead and heads far from home to follow it. Theo, also, has an important role to play here, though an unexpected change of events surprises him. Highly recommended for fans of the series, grades 5-8. I am looking forward to the third book.

The Crimson Skew (The Mapmakers Trilogy, #3)The Crimson Skew
by S.E. Grove
Grades 5 & up

Fantastic conclusion to The Mapmaker’s Trilogy! In the final volume in this steampunk dystopian fantasy, Theo is sent off to war and Sophia is continuing her search for her parents, following the Austentian Map. Although they don’t know it, they are both facing the danger of the Crimson Skew, a noxious red gas that skews one’s perception. Uncle Shaddrack is still looking for ways to fight the evil Prime Minister Broadgirdle from the inside, unaware of what is happening with either his niece or Theo. You do need to read both The Glass Sentence and The Golden Specific to understand what is going on. Recommended for grades 5 & up.

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