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Jaleigh Johnson

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Johnson lives in Monticello.

Biography: Jaleigh Johnson is a fantasy writer born and raised in the Midwest. Her novels for the ''Dungeons and Dragons Forgotten Realms'' line include ''The Howling Delve'', ''Mistshore'', ''Unbroken Chain'', ''Unbroken Chain: The Darker Road'', and ''Spider and Stone''. Her first book for middle grade readers is ''The Mark of the Dragonfly''.

  • '''''The Mark of the Dragonfly'''''
  • -- New York Times Bestseller
  • -- Starred Review, Publishers Weekly
  • -- Starred Review, Kirkus
  • -- Starred Review, School Library Journal
  • -- ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2015
  • '''''The Secrets of Solace'''''
  • -- Starred Review, School Library Journal
  • '''''The Quest to the Uncharted Lands'''''
  • -- Starred Review, School Library Journal

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction


Selected Titles

Mistshore /
ISBN: 078694966X OCLC: 216937414

Wizards of the Coast, Renton, WA : ©2008.

Icelin, a woman with magical powers she can barely control, flees with a butcher and a monk to Mistshore, a coastal slum in Waterdeep, to escape the evil elf Cerest.

Spider and stone
ISBN: 9780786964666 OCLC: 823510013

Wizards of the Coast, Renton, WA : ©2012.

The door to the lost /
ISBN: 9781101933190 OCLC: 1065739878

After magic is banned in Talhaven, Rook, who is stranded there, still has the power to use magic, but when a stranger offers to take him and a friend to safety, they find themselves in serious danger.

The howling delve /
ISBN: 0786942789 OCLC: 148674017

Wizards of the Coast, Renton, WA : ©2007.

A brave band of heroes ventures deep beneath the streets of Amn and into the twisted passages of a forgotten lair, haunted by ghosts, filled with lethal traps for the unwary, and enmeshed with the perils of old magic.

The mark of the dragonfly /
ISBN: 0385376154 OCLC: 847537373

Since her father's death in a factory in the Dragonfly territories, thirteen-year-old Piper has eked out a living as a scrapper in Merrow Kingdom, but the arrival of a mysterious girl sends her on a dangerous journey to distant lands.

The quest to the uncharted lands
ISBN: 9781101933138 OCLC: 961249322

Stella's parents are on the first expedition to the uncharted lands of Solace, but Stella doesn't want to be left behind. Stowing away aboard the ship, she finds a mysterious boy who is also hiding, and he's keeping a very big secret. She must decide whether to trust him or risk the fate of the expedition--

The secrets of Solace /
ISBN: 0385376480 OCLC: 908311149

"Lina is training to become an archivist in Solace, but war threatens to upend her life. When a mysterious boy appears, Lina must decide whether or not to trust him and reveal a secret"--

Unbroken chain :
ISBN: 9780786959198 OCLC: 694394375

Wizards of the Coast, Renton, WA : ©2011.

The witch Ilvani's nightmares of a storm and a suffering soul are luring shadow creatures into Ikemmu, bent on hunting her down and killing her for reasons no one can ascertain. Ashok, however, is determined to find a way to stop it before the shadow creatures destroy the city he worked so hard to