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A gripping, fantastic battle against an evil creature
After rowing across the waters that cover what was once their home, a valley intentionally flooded during World War II, Ingledove and her older brother, Lang, visit their mother's remotely situated grave, where they find a mysterious inscription on her headstone: "A daughter of Adantis." Vaguely remembering hearing of Ad
Hardcover, 197 pages
Published May 1st 2005 by Farrar Straus Giroux
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This is a marvelous literary MG fantasy, set in Adantis, a hidden world in the Appalachians that is a blend of Old World Scots-Irish-English settlers and Cherokee. The setting is uniquely American, and told with beautiful descriptive prose. The characters are all brought completely to life with just a bit of description and dialog, and the relationship between Ingledove, a young girl who is wise beyond her years, and Jarrett, the Master of Witchmasters, was touching and bittersweet. This book re ...more
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disappointing. publisher, you mislead me with the pretty cover art you gave this book. the rule of the publisher wont pay for decent cover art unless they are planning to sell well let me down on this one.
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really liking her writing style. . .she has a wonderful mix of historic fable and fantasy, I really enjoyed this book a lot.
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The only interesting thing about this book is the glossary of new words the author created for this tale of fantasy.
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"Youmans (pronounced like 'yeoman' with an 's' added) is the best-kept secret among contemporary American writers." --John Wilson, editor, Books and Culture

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