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Elizabeth E Wein


UK flag (1964 - )

Elizabeth Wein has lived in Scotland for over ten years and wrote nearly all her novels there. Her books for young adults are set in Arthurian Britain and sixth century Ethiopia. The most recent of these form the sequence The Mark of Solomon, published in two parts as The Lion Hunter (2007) and The Empty Kingdom (2008). The Lion Hunter was short-listed for the Andre Norton Award for Best Young Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction in 2008. Elizabeth also writes short stories.
 
Series
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Mark of Solomon
1. The Lion Hunter (2007)
2. The Empty Kingdom (2008)
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Series contributed to
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Anthologies containing stories by Elizabeth E Wein
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Short stories
The Bellcaster's Apprentice (1997)
No Human Hands to Touch (1998)


Awards
Andre Norton Award Best Book nominee (2008) : The Lion Hunter
Carnegie Medal Best Book nominee (2013) : Code Name Verity
Costa Children's Book Award Best Novel nominee (2013) : Rose Under Fire
Edgar Awards Best Young Adult winner (2013) : Code Name Verity
Michael L. Printz Award Best Book nominee (2013) : Code Name Verity


Elizabeth E Wein recommends
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A Stranger to Command (2008)
(Crown and Court Duel)
Sherwood Smith
"War games. Courtly Vidanric, sent for his own protection to train as a warrior in a foreign land four months' journey from home, considers himself alien, sensitive, weak, and ignorant among his fellow cadets. Remaining a study in courage and integrity, despite the grinding discipline that takes away even his name, Vidanric's soldier's skills grow swordblade sharp even as he also learns lessons of the heart. But capability, responsibility, and all-too-real invasion come together as Vidanric realizes that not only is he being trained for kingship, he's capable of it, too . . . A diamond-bright portrait of a harsh and magical journey to adulthood."
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Before My Eyes (2014)
Caroline Bock
"Every one of Bock's fragile characters hides an unflinching inner backbone of steel, impassioned and moving."
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Da Vinci's Tiger (2015)
L M Elliott
"An exquisitely detailed story of the passionate relationship between artist and muse. Beautifully painted"
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Front Lines (2016)
(Soldier Girl, book 1)
Michael Grant
"A magnificent alternative history."
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Girl in the Blue Coat (2016)
Monica Hesse
"Everything devastating moment of this beautiful novel is both poignant and powerful, and every word feels true."

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