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Ilario: The Lion's Eye

Title

Ilario: The Lion's Eye

Authors

Mary Gentle

Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers

Pages

320 pages

Publication Year

2007

ISBN

9780060821838

Genre

fantasy

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Family Relationships; Intersex; Gender nonconformity; Foster care; Intersex; body issues; gender variance; foster family; intersex adult

Annotation

Abandoned and alone, the fosterling Ilario grows up as the King's Freak, surrounded by all the pomp, intrigue, and danger of the Iberian court. Fleeing a failed treacherous attack, Ilario crosses the sea to Carthage, where the mysterious Penitence shrouds the sky in darkness. There, a strange and awful destiny awaits the would-be painter, one that spans continents and kingdoms.

Grade Level

9-12; Adult

Family Formation

foster parents

Main Character

intersex

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

intersex person

Race/Ethnicities

White

Keywords

slavery; painting; quest; adventure

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Ilario: The Lion's Eye

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