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What a wonderful story- and to think I've read it twice! Not on purpose, but it was still great the second time through. The heroine (love books with heroines, if you hadn't noticed) is amazing and has a skill for survival. She falls in love with another graced man - who is graced with inner sight - he can hear people's thoughts when they're about him - he can "see" and "hear" plants and animals and water. They save his cousin from certain torture and murder, and the isle of his father's. It's moving, keeps you entertained and engaged, and has a "sad" ending that works out in the end.