Tina Connolly Signs in Redondo Beach

Author and face painter Tina Connolly’s debut fantasy, Ironskin, explores the traditions of Victorian gothics, with a particular nod to Jane Eyre, and layers the issues of class, romance, and deception with the additional complications of a war with the fey. Romantic Times said, “This lyrical and utterly marvelous debut is one of the standout books of the year.” And Maryelizabeth is a fan as well. Her review is on this page.   
Event date: 
Friday, October 26, 2012 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
2810 Artesia Blvd.
90278 Redondo Beach
Ironskin Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765330598
Availability: Special Order
Published: Tor Books - October 2nd, 2012

Jane Eliot was scarred by fey magic during the war that took her
brother’s life five years ago. Now she wears an iron mask over her
curse-marked face, lest the exposed flesh arouse anger in those exposed
to it, as do other “ironskins” whose curses vary, but all of whom seek
to suppress them. Jane takes a position as a governess to a special
child, who bears no fey scars, but is clearly touched by the magic. From
the heroine’s name to her circumstances working in a mysterious house
in the English countryside with a secretive master and a forbidden room
in the attic, Ironskin celebrates Bronte’s classic tale without being a
pastiche or mash-up. Ironskin is also likely to appeal to steampunk
fans, as the humans strive to replace the magical devices they received
from the fey in times more congenial to technology. Meet Tina at MGRB in

– Maryelizabeth