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A Tangle of Gold

A Tangle of Gold 2

The Colours of Madeleine 3

by Jaclyn Moriarty
Age range: 12+ years old Publication Date: 23/02/2016
4/5 Rating 2 Reviews

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The dazzling conclusion to the award-winning The Colours of Madeleine trilogy, from one of the most original writers in YA fiction.

The Kingdom of Cello is in crisis. Princess Ko's deception has been revealed and the Elite have taken control, placing the Princess, Samuel and Sergio under arrest and ordering their execution. Elliot is being held captive by the Hostiles and Colour storms are raging through the land. The Cello Wind has been silent for months.

Plans are in place to bring the remaining Royals home from the World but then all communication between Cello and the World will cease. That means Madeleine will lose Elliot, forever. Madeleine and Elliot must solve the mystery of Cello before it is too late.

Other Titles in The Colurs of Madeline Trilogy:

  1.  A Corner of White
  2. The Cracks in the kingdom

Praise for this series:

"An absolute delight of a novel . . . beautifully written and completely captivating. I can't wait for the sequel!" Garth Nix

"Madcap, whimsical, smart and even heartbreaking . . ." Starred review, Kirkus, US

"Jaclyn Moriarty is one of the most original writers we have." Markus Zusak

Jaclyn Moriarty grew up in Sydney's north-west and studied Law and English on three continents - at Sydney University in Australia, Yale in the US and Cambridge in England. She spent four years working as a media and entertainment lawyer and now writes full time so that she can sleep in each day. She lives in Sydney with her son Charlie and is learning the cello.

General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Age range:
12+ years old
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Pan Macmillan Australia
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Jaclyn Moriarty

Jaclyn Moriarty is the author of bestselling novels for young adults and adults, including the 'Ashbury-Brookfield' books. Her books have been named Best Books for Young Adults by the American Librarian Association and translated into several languages.

The first and second books in The Colours of Madeleine trilogy, A Corner of White and The Cracks in the Kingdom, won the NSW Premier's Literary Award and the Queensland Literary Award, and both were nominated for a number of other prizes.

The Cracks in the Kingdom won the Aurealis Award for Best Young Adult Novel. Jaclyn grew up in Sydney, lived in the US, England and Canada, and now lives in Sydney again.

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I was dissappointed that I could not buy the first two books - only available on CD at the time of order. The story is beautiful and will be loved by the 10-13year old reader who enjoys a mystery.

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The Colours of Madeline series is an ambitious bit of writing. It runs thick with interlacing relationships and complications that have sucked in countless fans. I think Moriarty needed every single one of the 508 pages of Tangle of Gold to give it the ending it deserved.

This fantasy has an enthralling originality but even-so, this final book has the stakes pretty darn high with classic world-ending catastrophe just around the corner. By some touch of genius, the whole thing comes to a deeply satisfactory end that readers will rejoice in.

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