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Ursula Vernon

Autor(a) de Nettle and Bone

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About the Author

Ursula Vernon is a freelance writer, artist and illustrator. She received an undergraduate degree in anthropology at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She took several art classes in college. Her first children's book, Nurk: The Strange Surprising Adventures of a (Somewhat) Brave Shrew, mostrar mais was published in 2008. Her other works include Black Dogs: The House of Diamond and the Dragonbreath series. She also writes and illustrates the webcomic Digger and the creator of The Biting Pear of Salamanca. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Ursula Vernon

Nettle and Bone (2022) 1,638 cópias
What Moves the Dead (2022) 1,323 cópias
The Hollow Places (2020) 1,003 cópias
The Twisted Ones (2019) 946 cópias
Dragonbreath (2009) 804 cópias
A House With Good Bones (2023) 668 cópias
Clockwork Boys (2017) 601 cópias
Paladin's Grace (2020) 577 cópias
Thornhedge (2023) 575 cópias
Swordheart (2018) 534 cópias
The Seventh Bride (2014) 528 cópias
The Wonder Engine (2018) 416 cópias
Bryony and Roses (2015) 354 cópias
The Raven and the Reindeer (2016) 341 cópias
Castle Hangnail (2015) 335 cópias
Minor Mage (2019) 330 cópias
Paladin's Strength (2021) 308 cópias
What Feasts at Night (2024) 254 cópias
Paladin's Hope (2021) 237 cópias
Summer in Orcus (2016) 214 cópias
Digger, Vol. 1 (2005) 206 cópias
Nine Goblins (2013) 160 cópias
Ratpunzel (Hamster Princess) (2016) 148 cópias
Toad Words and Other Stories (2014) 142 cópias
Illuminations (2022) 137 cópias
Paladin's Faith (2023) 105 cópias
Whiskerella (2018) 99 cópias
Digger, Vol. 2 (2006) 92 cópias
The Halcyon Fairy Book (2017) 89 cópias
Digger, Vol. 3 (2007) 79 cópias
Digger, Vol. 4 (2009) 54 cópias
Digger, Vol. 5 (2010) 49 cópias
Digger, Vol. 6 (2011) 46 cópias
A Sorceress Comes to Call (2024) 36 cópias
The Tomato Thief (2016) 13 cópias
Metal Like Blood in the Dark (2020) 10 cópias
The Dryad's Shoe {story} (2014) 9 cópias
Irrational fears (2009) 8 cópias
Telling the Bees 3 cópias
An Unexpected Honor (2017) 3 cópias
Weird Fruit, 2009 Calendar (2008) 1 exemplar(es)
Wooden Feathers (short story) (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
Digger Unearthed Part 3 1 exemplar(es)
Razorback 1 exemplar(es)
Digger, Vol. 7 1 exemplar(es)
Digger Unearthed Part 2 1 exemplar(es)
Digger Unearthed Part 1 1 exemplar(es)
Dragonbreath Books 1 - 6 (2021) 1 exemplar(es)
The Dark Birds 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Comics Squad: Recess! (2014) — Contribuinte — 251 cópias
Funny Girl: Funniest. Stories. Ever. (2017) — Contribuinte — 178 cópias
The New Voices of Fantasy (2017) — Contribuinte — 175 cópias
The Mythic Dream (2019) — Contribuinte — 167 cópias
Rocket Fuel: Some of the Best From Tor.com Non-Fiction (2018) — Contribuinte — 78 cópias
Escape Pod: The Science Fiction Anthology (2020) — Contribuinte — 70 cópias
Nebula Awards Showcase 2016 (2016) — Contribuinte — 64 cópias
The Best of Uncanny (2019) — Contribuinte — 55 cópias
Best of Apex Magazine: Volume 1 (2016) — Contribuinte — 52 cópias
Never Too Old to Save the World: A Midlife Calling Anthology (2023) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
Apex Magazine 80 (January 2016) (2016) — Autor — 20 cópias
Uncanny Magazine Issue 16: May/June 2017 (2017) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
Uncanny Magazine Issue 25: November/December 2018 (2018) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
Uncanny Magazine Issue 7: November/December 2015 (2015) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Uncanny Magazine Issue 17: July/August 2017 (2017) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Uncanny Magazine Issue 36: September/October 2020 (2020) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Apex Magazine 56 (January 2014) (2014) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Apex Magazine 68 (January 2015) (2015) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Come Join Us by the Fire Season 2 (2020) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Uncanny Magazine: The Best of 2018 — Contribuinte, algumas edições2 cópias
BSFA Awards 2022 (2023) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


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Conhecimento Comum

Outros nomes
Kingfisher, T.
Kingfisher, T. A.
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Locais de residência
North Carolina, USA
Minnesota, USA
Arizona, USA
Macalester College
Eisner Award nominee
Helen Breitwieser



The Deep Ones: "Origin Story" by T. Kingfisher em The Weird Tradition (Outubro 2021)
Cinderella retelling em Name that Book (Maio 2016)


This book came highly recommended by many people, so I gave it a chance expecting to love it. Ultimately, I found the book was just okay. I like the concept, and there were some really cool ideas (bonedog and demon chicken being standouts), but it felt underdeveloped. The book itself is only 250 pages, so we don't get into worldbuilding (who is the lady of grackles? Who is Agnes' mother?), and the relationship between Marra and her love interest doesn't get the room to develop. The fact that we have two kingdoms simply named "the Northern Kingdom" and "the Southern Kingdom" only adds to my issue with the worldbuilding. Though I liked it, it felt like the kind of book that could be great if it was developed further.… (mais)
AmericanAlexandria | outras 82 resenhas | Apr 17, 2024 |
Mara is the last sister in a royal family. Both of her older sisters have had to marry a prince in a neighboring kingdom for protection of their kingdom. Mara is sent to a nunnery, not to become a nun but to be protected. To make sure she has no children, takes no husband , and is there in case the prince needs a third wife. Mara spends 15 years in the nunnery living her life, waiting for something. Her first sister died within a few months of marrying the prince. Her second sister has been married to the prince for a very long time. They’ve had one child, who unfortunately dies at approximately the age of 10 from the plague. It’s at this funeral that Mara discovers her sister is being abused by the prince and determines she’s going to get even. She is going to kill the prince. However, this is not an easy task as in this world fairy godmothers exist, and the princes fairy godmother has blessed him that no magic or other harm can come to him. Mara sets out on her to complete three impossible tasks: one to make a cape of nettles and wear it, two bring bones back to life, and three to capture moonlight in a jar. And it’s only once she’s done that the bone wife can help her break the blessing to kill the prince. This review is in sequential order, however the book is not. The book starts as Mara is creating her bone dog. Of her weaving the bones together with wire, hoping against hope that she can get this pile of marrow to create life. Throughout the book you’re going backwards and forward in time both with what happened tomorrow and what happened to her family. This book is phenomenal. The storytelling, the writing, the overall what’s going on. The reader is glued from the first sentence until the very end of the book. This will not be my first T Kingfisher and I see why she has a devoted following. It’s only recently that I have learned that Kingfisher is a pseudonym for Ursula Vernon. Ursula Vernon writes fabulous children’s books. She’s known for the Dragonbreath, series, and other fully illustrated kids’ books. I have read and loved those books in the past so it makes sense that since that I would love her other works. This book was so good. The author is now on my auto buy list.… (mais)
LibrarianRyan | outras 82 resenhas | Apr 15, 2024 |
A retelling of The House of Usher, without the baroque language with a cast of characters rather than place holders and a mycologal motivator for the deceased sister. It gives a different set of worries to the original's horror, less of a family curse and more of a genus loci. And the sworn soldier with the Gallian proliferation of pronouns is picante.
quondame | outras 57 resenhas | Apr 13, 2024 |
An excellent novella and the first of Kingfisher's books that I actually finished. It's a fantastic re-telling of the Sleeping Beauty theme in a way that feels very real as opposed to the saccharine, perhaps(?) bowdlerized version by the Brothers Grimm (and based on the Charles Perrault version). There was little sense of a fairytale trope and the characterizations were deftly executed, though the queen persona was confusingly sketchy. Recommended!
SandyAMcPherson | outras 38 resenhas | Apr 12, 2024 |


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