Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 12 to 18
- Grade: 7 to 12
A rich and compelling epic fantasy with a touch of the strange, from the author of Above now in paperback!
The strange war down south with its rumours of gods and monsters is over. And while 16-year-old Hallie and her sister wait to see who will return from the distant battlefield, they struggle to maintain their family farm. When Hallie hires a veteran to help them, the war comes home in ways no one could have imagined. Soon Hallie is taking dangerous risks and keeping desperate secrets.
But even as she slowly learns more about the war and the men who fought it, ugly truths about Hallies own family are emerging. And while monsters and armies are converging on the small farm, the greatest threat to Hallies home may be Hallie herself.
About the author
Leah Bobet's short fiction and poetry have appeared in Realms of Fantasy, Strange Horizons, The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy for Teens, and nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Rhysling Award. She received a 2008 emerging writers' development grant from the Toronto Arts Council. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.
- Short-listed, Sunburst Award, Young Adult category
- Short-listed, Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book Award
- Short-listed, Prix Aurora Awards
- Commended, OLA Best Bets
- Short-listed, Cybils (Children's and Young Adults Bloggers' Literary Awards), Young Adult Speculative Fiction
Praise for An Inheritance of Ashes:
“An Inheritance of Ashes by Leah Bobet is fantastic in the true sense of the word. Bobet’s unrestrained imagination deftly fashions an odd but remarkable story in a world that is beautiful and barely comprehensible.” —Quill & Quire
“War, community, long-festering anger, and forgiveness—all thoughtfully and deliberately conveyed.” —Kirkus Review