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R.J. Anderson

Biography

R.J. Anderson

R. J. (Rebecca Joan) Anderson is a Canadian author of contemporary fantasy and science fiction for older children and teens.

Her debut novel KNIFE, which has sold more than 50,000 copies in the UK, was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal and won the Concorde Book Award, while her teen psychological thriller ULTRAVIOLET was shortlisted for both the Sunburst Award in Canada and the prestigious Andre Norton (Nebula) award in the US.

R.J. Anderson

Books by R.J. Anderson

by R.J. Anderson - Children's 9-12, Fiction, Friendship, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

The city of Tarreton is powered by magic, from simple tablets that light lamps to advanced Sagery that can murder a man from afar. Isaveth has a talent for spell-making, but as a girl from a poor neighborhood she never dreamed she could study at the most exclusive magical school in the city. So when she’s offered a chance to attend, she eagerly accepts. The school is wonderful, but old and new enemies confront Isaveth at every turn, and she begins to suspect her scholarship might be more of a trap than a gift.

by R.J. Anderson - Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Urban Fantasy

In the spell-powered city of Tarreton, the wealthy have all the magic they desire while the working class can barely afford a simple spell to heat their homes. Twelve-year-old Isaveth is poor, but she’s also brave, loyal, and zealous in the pursuit of justice --- which is lucky, because her father has just been wrongfully arrested for murder.