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The Casting by Joyce Shor Johnson
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Aug 01, 12

I love to read books, all kinds of books. But what I really love is when the author allows bad things to happen to the main character and we’re there to witness the heartache and the growth.

Robyn wants nothing more than to be a bronze caster, like her father. But most girls choose to be a healer, like her sister. Robyn musters the courage to ask and her dad says yes. But the road isn’t easy. There is Gilhey, her sister’s mate who is an apprentice and wants to take over too. And then, Robyn didn’t quite understand how hard the task would be.

But when someone is playing dirty, Robyn must figure out how to fight back! Especially when her very life is threatened.

What I loved the most was the lyrical prose and imagery of the red hot crucibles and melting bronze. Robyn’s journey is wrought with mistakes, misgivings and treachery. But I loved every word of it.
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