Article Title

Newt's Emerald


Rachel Wadham


Outstanding, Young Adult, Garth Nix, Gems, Regency, Romance, Magic, Family

Document Type

Book Review


To honor her birthday Lady Truthful’s father shows off the precious and magical emerald that she is to inherit until the event takes an ominous turn and the jewel is stolen. Determined to recover the gem, Truthful heads to London, where with the help of her eccentric aunt, she disguises herself as a man to make inquiries. Her efforts reveal that something more sinister is afoot and with the help of an able former Navy officer, the thief is identified and the chase is on. When the pair is kidnapped and Truthful is unmasked because of her successful efforts to rescue them, it looks like the Lady will be left out of the hunt. However, Truthful is determined and as the officer tracks the criminal she finds ways to remain at his side until they defeat their enemy and admit their mutual attraction for one another.