The Barbed Coil by J. V. JonesThe Barbed Coil by J. V. Jones

The Barbed Coil

byJ. V. Jones, J.v. Jones

Mass Market Paperback | April 1, 1999

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Tessa McCamfrey, young and rootless resident of Southern California, has never found much in life that interests her. All of that changes when she stumbles upon a ring that transports her to a distant time and place. There she discovers her unexpected talent: She can create luminous, magical illustrations that have the power to influence others' lives. She becomes involved in the fate of kingdoms when her power is brought to bear against an evil king whose mind has been taken over by a golden crown called the Barbed Coil. As in The Book of Words trilogy, J. V. (Julie) Jones imbues every one of her characters with personality, from the dashing mercenary Ravis, who becomes Tessa's protector in this strange new world, to the sailors, innkeepers, soldiers, and others who populate her lush, involving story.
J.V. Jones was born in Liverpool, England, in 1963. The daughter of a pub owner, she tended bar from the age of eleven onward. At twenty, she began working for a record label and was part of the Liverpool music scene of the early eighties. She later moved to San Diego, California, where she ran an export business for several years and ...
Title:The Barbed CoilFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:704 pages, 6.75 × 4.25 × 1.12 inPublished:April 1, 1999Publisher:Grand Central PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0446606235

ISBN - 13:9780446606233

Appropriate for ages: 13

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from this is a great book the barbed coil is an amazing book that starts off following an old and classic plot of a "real" person falling into a mythical world and develops in ways that noone could have thought of. it is altogether an amazing read and if you are looking for a book to read be able to read over and over again this is the one. trust me ive done it.
Date published: 2000-12-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Barbed Coil - it will sink its teeth into you! This is the first book by J.V. Jones that I have had the pleasure of reading. Tessa McCamfrey, the heroine, is a flesh and blood character, who develops before our eyes. Though not a fan of "real people" falling into or being transported into "another world", I was taken away with Jones' tale. Jones is able to spin a web of threads that connects her characters in ways not dreamed of before. I recomend this novel to all who relish the unknown. Sequel! Sequel! Sequel!
Date published: 2000-07-21

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Using the mystical powers bestowed to an ancient crown, an evil king hopes to conquer an entire race of people. Tessa McCamfrey and two men from her distant past have learned of this sovereign’s wicked plot and they’ve whipped into medieval action to stop him. Journey to a land where magic and sorcery reign supreme in J.V. Jones’ fantasy thriller The Barbed Coil.