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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jaleigh Johnson  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Young Adult; Children;


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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''.


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

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Howling Delve :
ISBN: 129959039X. OCLC Number: 843337276

Wizards of the Coast,. .

Explore some of the most dangerous places in the Forgotten Realms -- The Dungeons! An orphan mage returns to the only home she's ever known to find if transformed into a dungeon, her former master missing or trapped within. To make matters worse, the thieves that hold the dungeon won't let her leave --not for supplies, not for help. It will take all of her courage, skill, and magic to survive long enough to figure out what happened to her home.

Mistshore /
ISBN: 078694966X. OCLC Number: 216937414

Wizards of the Coast,. .

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.

Spider and stone
ISBN: 9780786964666. OCLC Number: 823510013

Wizards of the Coast,. .

The howling delve /
ISBN: 0786942789. OCLC Number: 148674017

Wizards of the Coast,. .

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.

The mark of the dragonfly /
ISBN: 0385376154. OCLC Number: 847537373

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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 Mark of the Dragonfly.
ISBN: 9780606377010. OCLC Number: 928130989

Turtleback Books. .

The quest to the uncharted lands
ISBN: 9781101933138. OCLC Number: 961249322

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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 secrets of Solace
ISBN: 9780147521149. OCLC Number: 944240047

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From Jaleigh Johnson, the acclaimed author of The Mark of the Dragonfly, comes another thrilling adventure in the magical world of Solace. Lina Winterbock lives in the mountain strongholds of Solace. She's an apprentice to the archivists, the wise men and women whose lives are dedicated to cataloging, studying, and preserving the objects that mysteriously fall from the sky in the scrap towns. Lina should be spending her days with books, but the Iron War has changed everything. The strongholds are now a refuge, and the people Lina once counted on no longer have time for her, so she spends her days exploring the hidden tunnels and passages of her home. The strongholds are vast and old, with twisting paths, forgotten rooms, and collapsed chambers, some of them containing objects that have been lost and forgotten even by the archivists. And in one of the forgotten chambers, Lina discovers a secret. Hidden deep in a cavern is a half-buried airship like nothing she has ever seen before. She's determined to dig it out and restore it. But Lina needs help, and she doesn't know anyone she can trust with her secret. Then she meets Ozben, a mysterious boy who has a secret of his own--a secret that's so dangerous it could change the course of the Iron War and the world of Solace forever.

The secrets of Solace /
ISBN: 0385376480. OCLC Number: 908311149

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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"--

Unbroken chain /
ISBN: 0786955333. OCLC Number: 471794007

Wizards of the Coast,. .

"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: 9780786959198. OCLC Number: 694394375

Wizards of the Coast,. .

The witch Ilvani's nightmares of a storm and a suffering soul are luring shadow creatures into Ikemmu, bent on hunting her down and killing her for reasons no one can ascertain. Ashok, however, is determined to find a way to stop it before the shadow creatures destroy the city he worked so hard to