The Blackhope Enigma by Teresa Flavin

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For centuries, Blackhope Tower has been shrouded in intrigue, centering on a labyrinth and painting in the Mariner's Chamber. When fourteen-year-old Sunni Forrest visits the tower and sees her stepbrother, Dean, disappear, seemingly into the painting itself, she must find him and risk being drawn into the heart of the Blackhope enigma. This action-packed debut follows Dean, Sunni, and her friend Blaise on a journey to the heart of an age-old mystery.

About Teresa Flavin

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Teresa Flavin was born in New York and studied art in Boston and at Syracuse University. After moving to Glasgow, Scotland, she was awarded a Scottish Arts Council New Writers Bursary. She has illustrated a number of picture books. THE BLACKHOPE ENIGMA is her first novel. Teresa Flavin lives in Glasgow, Scotland.
Published August 28, 2012 by Candlewick Press. 305 pages
Genres: Travel, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The three youngsters each respond differently to the challenges presented by the journey and return home changed but ready to continue their day-to-day lives—just as the characters trapped in Il Corvo's painting will continue theirs.

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On the other hand, the characters the three children meet in Arcadia, including Corvo's apprentice Marin and Lady Ishbel Blackhope, niece of 16th century adventurer Sir Innes Blackhope, who formerly owned the Tower, are much more interesting to read about.

Jul 30 2010 | Read Full Review of The Blackhope Enigma

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Much to their chagrin, they discover that Corvo painted numerous pictures underneath the final painting, and in essence created whole new worlds from magic paint.

Aug 09 2011 | Read Full Review of The Blackhope Enigma

Historical Novel Society

This gripping adventure story will have you turning the page for the next twist in this fantastic tale.

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Portland Book Review

Teresa Flavin’s first book chronicling Sunni and Blaise’s adventures in Europe connects the distant past with the immediate future to create an action-packed mystery suitable for both middle and high school audiences.

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