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Ilario: The Lion's Eye

Title

Ilario: The Lion's Eye

Authors

Mary Gentle

Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers

Publication Year

2007

ISBN

9780060821838

Pages

320 pages

Genre

fantasy

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

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

Main Character

intersex

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

foster parents

LGBTQ+

intersex person

Keywords

slavery; painting; quest; adventure

Diversity Impact

direct

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