Shades of Rust and Ruin

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Nix has always believed that her family’s under a Halloween curse. Her parents tragically died on October 31st when she was a child, and then eleven years later, her sister passed on the same day. Now, Nix takes vigil around the clock every Halloween, ensuring that she and her uncle don’t fall under a similar fate. But when her uncle goes missing, Nix knows that she is the only one who will be able to save him. She never expected to be led straight into a portal, propelling her into the sinister world of Mystiquel. The same dark, foreboding world filled with goblins and faeries straight from her sketches and artwork. Has Nix’s world come to life? Or is there a secret her uncle has been keeping all these years? Now, Nix is forced to solve the Goblin King’s maze before the clock strikes midnight or be forever trapped within this cursed world.

A.G. Howard once again takes her readers on a fanciful flight into a gothic re-imagined fairytale world. Shades of Rust and Ruin embraces a dark, sinister underground world filled with mechanical steampunk-inspired goblins and faeries, and a Goblin King’s maze that must be solved by the stroke of midnight.


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Author A G Howard
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 400 pages
Publisher Bloomsbury USA
Publish Date 06-Sep-2022
ISBN 9781547608089
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Issue December 2022
Category Young Adult
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