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The Rithmatist Sanderson, Brandon/ McSweeney, Ben (ILT) 1 of 1
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0765320320
ISBN-13: 9780765320322
Sku: 242793916
Publish Date: 5/14/2013
Pages:  384
Age Range:  16 to 21
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson: his debut novel for the young adult audience.

More than anything, Joel wants to be a Rithmatist. Chosen by the Master in a mysterious inception ceremony, Rithmatists have the power to infuse life into two-dimensional figures known as Chalklings. Rithmatists are humanity’s only defense against the Wild Chalklings—merciless creatures that leave mangled corpses in their wake. Having nearly overrun the territory of Nebrask, the Wild Chalklings now threaten all of the American Isles.

As the son of a lowly chalkmaker at Armedius Academy, Joel can only watch as Rithmatist students study the magical art that he would do anything to practice. Then students start disappearing—kidnapped from their rooms at night, leaving trails of blood. Assigned to help the professor who is investigating the crimes, Joel and his friend Melody find themselves on the trail of an unexpected discovery—one that will change Rithmatics—and their world—forever.

Bestselling author Brandon Sanderson brings his unique brand of epic storytelling to the teen audience with an engrossing tale of danger and suspense—the first of a series. With his trademark skills in world-building, Sanderson has created a magic system that is so inventive and detailed that that readers who appreciate games of strategy and tactics just may want to bring Rithmatics to life in our world.

About the Author

Brandon Sanderson is the bestselling author of books including Warbreaker, Elantris, The Way of Kings, and The Mistborn Trilogy—Mistborn, The Well of Ascension and The Hero of Ages. He has also written Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians, a book for middle-grade readers, and completed the final books in Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time® series—The Gathering Storm, Towers of Midnight and A Memory of Light—based on Jordan’s notes and material. Sanderson teaches writing at Brigham Young University. He lives in Utah.
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As Wild Chalklings threaten the American Isles and Rithmatists are humanity's only defense, Joel can only watch as Rithmatist students learn the magical art that he would do anything to practice.
Brandon Sanderson has created a fascinating steampunk world where math and magic intersect. Children with exceptional qualities are chosen at the age of eight to become Rithmatists. These powerful figures can transform Chalkings from a two-dimensional state into something that's alive. Joel, the son of a chalkmaker, longs to be a Rithmatist even years after not being chosen, and has channeled his skills into design. Hi father works at elite Armedius Academy, and when students start disappearing, Joel is thrust into investigating the kidnappings along with his friend Melody, he makes a discovery that will create a ripple effect across his world.


"[A] delightful fantasy set in an alternate early 20th-century America ...this high-spirited, exciting story will appeal to readers of all ages." 03/22/2013

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   12
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0384
Product attributePublisher:   Tor Books
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