River of Ink

River of Ink is what historical fiction should be: immersive, illuminating and captivating' The Times 'Vivid and compelling' Mail on Sunday 'A powerful and timely fable about freedom, resistance and the secret might of the weak' Financial ...

River of Ink

'An extraordinary debut ... River of Ink is what historical fiction should be: immersive, illuminating and captivating' The Times From his humble village beginnings, Asanka has risen to the prestigious position of court poet in the great island kingdom of Lanka, delighting in a life of ease. But when the ruthless Kalinga Magha violently usurps the throne, Asanka's world is changed beyond imagination. To his horror, the king tasks him with the translation of an epic poem designed to civilise his subjects and snuff out the fires of rebellion... Asanka has always believed that poetry makes nothing happen, but as lines on the page become cries in the street he learns that true power lies not at the point of a sword, but in the tip of a pen.

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River of Ink
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Paul M.M. Cooper
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-01-28 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

'An extraordinary debut ... River of Ink is what historical fiction should be: immersive, illuminating and captivating' The Times From his humble village beginnings, Asanka has risen to the prestigious position of court poet in the great island kingdom of Lanka, delighting in a life of ease. But when the
River of Ink: 1: Genesis
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Helen Dennis
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-05-09 - Publisher: Hachette Children's

What if a teenage boy washed up on the banks of the River Thames, soaked to the skin and unable to explain who he is? What if the only clue to the boy's identity is a sketch he made of a strange symbol? Who would help him? Who would hunt
River of Ink
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Thomas Christensen
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-12-13 - Publisher: Counterpoint

With its title harkening back to the sack of Baghdad in 1258—when the Tigris ran black with the ink of books flung into the water by Mongol invaders—River of Ink is a collection of essays that range widely across time and cultures to illuminate the role of literature and art
River of Ink: 2: Zenith
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Helen Dennis
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-05-09 - Publisher: Hachette Children's

Jed must confront the revelation of his true identity: he is the alchemist Fulcanelli who discovered the elixir of life and used it to become young again. He must take the elixir one more time in order to live for ever. If he doesn't take it he will die. But
River of Ink
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Etienne Appert, Edmond Baudoin
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-08-10 - Publisher: Humanoids, Inc.

With grace, poetry, clarity, and expert knowledge, artist Etienne Appert brings us a book about the very origins of the art of illustration—what it means and why it exists.