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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jaleigh Johnson  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Young Adult; Children;

Born:


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Illinois Connection

Johnson lives in Monticello.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jaleigh Johnson is a fantasy writer born and raised in the Midwest. Her novels for the ''Dungeons and Dragons Forgotten Realms'' line include ''The Howling Delve'', ''Mistshore'', ''Unbroken Chain'', ''Unbroken Chain: The Darker Road'', and ''Spider and Stone''. Her first book for middle grade readers is ''The Mark of the Dragonfly''.


Selected Titles At Your Library

The mark of the dragonfly /
ISBN: 0385376154. OCLC Number:

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Since her father's death in a factory in the Dragonfly territories, thirteen-year-old Piper has eked out a living as a scrapper in Merrow Kingdom, but the arrival of a mysterious girl sends her on a dangerous journey to distant lands.

The secrets of Solace /
ISBN: 0385376480. OCLC Number:

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"Lina is training to become an archivist in Solace, but war threatens to upend her life. When a mysterious boy appears, Lina must decide whether or not to trust him and reveal a secret"--

The quest to the uncharted lands /
ISBN: 1101933127. OCLC Number:

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"Stella's parents are on the first expedition to the uncharted lands of Solace, but Stella doesn't want to be left behind. Stowing away aboard the ship, she finds a mysterious boy who is also hiding, and he's keeping a very big secret. She must decide whether to trust him or risk the fate of the expedition"--

The howling delve /
ISBN: 0786942789. OCLC Number:

Wizards of the Coast,. Renton, WA :. ©2007.

A brave band of heroes ventures deep beneath the streets of Amn and into the twisted passages of a forgotten lair, haunted by ghosts, filled with lethal traps for the unwary, and enmeshed with the perils of old magic.

Mistshore /
ISBN: 078694966X. OCLC Number:

Wizards of the Coast,. Renton, WA :. ©2008.

Icelin, a woman with magical powers she can barely control, flees with a butcher and a monk to Mistshore, a coastal slum in Waterdeep, to escape the evil elf Cerest.

Unbroken chain /
ISBN: 0786956267. OCLC Number:

Wizards of the Coast,. Renton, WA :. ©2010.

"Suspended between the worlds of the living and the dead is a thrill-seeking race imbued with the fleeting power of shadow: the shadar-kai. Ashok bears the scars of many battles, lashing out with iron-spiked chains at any who stand against him--friend, foe, and brother alike. Until he is abandoned on the Shadowfell to fade away. In the city of Ikemmu, a bastion of disciplined shadar-kai, a cleric of the god of battle has a vision of a shadar-kai man, surrounded by flames and ravens, dying on the Shadowfell. A man who may be the savior of Ikemmu. Or its ultimate downfall."--Page 4 of cover.

Unbroken chain /
ISBN: 0786955333. OCLC Number:

Wizards of the Coast,. Renton, WA :. ©2010.

"Suspended between the worlds of the living and the dead is a thrill-seeking race imbued with the fleeting power of shadow: the shadar-kai. Ashok bears the scars of many battles, lashing out with iron-spiked chains at any who stand against him--friend, foe, and brother alike. Until he is abandoned on the Shadowfell to fade away. In the city of Ikemmu, a bastion of disciplined shadar-kai, a cleric of the god of battle has a vision of a shadar-kai man, surrounded by flames and ravens, dying on the Shadowfell. A man who may be the savior of Ikemmu. Or its ultimate downfall."--Page 4 of cover.


Awards

The Mark of the Dragonfly

  • New York Times Bestseller
  • Starred Review, Publishers Weekly
  • Starred Review, Kirkus
  • Starred Review, School Library Journal
  • ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2015
  • The Secrets of Solace

  • Starred Review, School Library Journal
  • The Quest to the Uncharted Lands

  • Starred Review, School Library Journal

    Speaking Engagements

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