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3.45 of 5 stars 3.45  ·  rating details  ·  38 ratings  ·  6 reviews
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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really liking her writing style. . .she has a wonderful mix of historic fable and fantasy, I really enjoyed this book a lot.
The only interesting thing about this book is the glossary of new words the author created for this tale of fantasy.
A magical world, a fierce girl, and beautiful/strange writing. Who could ask for more?
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What I'm up to in print--in 2011 I published a collection of poems, The Throne of Psyche, and my novel A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage appeared on March 30th. You may read the first chapter at Scribd: My novels and poetry collections are: Little Jordan (David R. Godine, Publisher, 1995), Catherwood (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1996), The Wolf Pit ...more
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