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Splinters of scarlet / Emily Bain Murphy.

Murphy, Emily Bain, (author.).


For Marit Olsen, magic is all about strategy. It flows freely through her blood, but every use leaves behind a deadly, ice-like buildup within her veins called the Firn. Marit knows how dangerous it is to let too much Firn build up--after all, it killed her sister--and she has vowed never to use her threat magic. But when Eve, a fellow orphan who Marit views as a little sister, is adopted by the famous ballerina Helene Vestergaard, Marit will do anything to stay by Eve's side. She decides to risk the Firn and uses magic to secure a job as a seamstress in the Vestergaard household. But Marit has a second, hidden agenda: her father died while working in the Vestergaards' jewel mines--and it might not have been an accident. The closer Marit gets to the truth about the Vestergaard family, the more she realizes she and everyone she's come to love are in danger. When she finds herself in the middle of a treacherous deception that goes all the way up to the king Denmark, magic may be the only thing that can save her--if it doesn't kill her first. -- Adapted from jacket.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780358142737
  • ISBN: 0358142733
  • ISBN: 9780780486256
  • ISBN: 0q780486250
  • Physical Description: 391 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Clarion Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Publisher, publishing date, binding, and paging may vary.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 12 and up. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Grades 7-9. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Young adult
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.5 14.0
Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.5 14 515900.
Awards Note:
Truman Readers Award nominee, 2022-2023.
Subject: Magic > Fiction.
Household employees > Fiction.
Love > Fiction.
Orphans > Fiction.
Copenhagen (Denmark) > History > 19th century > Fiction.
Denmark > History > Christian IX, 1863-1906 > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Fantasy fiction.

Available copies

  • 75 of 77 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Marshall. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Marshall Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 77 total copies.
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