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The Song and the Sorceress

(The Song and the Sorceress #1)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  94 ratings  ·  16 reviews
BOOKLIST: "This coming-of-age epic maintains its dramatic tension from the first scene. Vandervort imbues each of the novel's scenes with a fine sense of historical detail, from costumes to courtly behavoir, even as she builds a plausible world of magic...Vandervort's dynamic characters, surprising story turns, and unabashed romance will leave readers eager to follow the c ...more
Paperback, 360 pages
Published August 1st 2009 by Hadley Rille Books
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Jun 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing
My mom wrote it.
vote for this book on lists such as "amazing young adult reads" and "best survival stories" plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Julia Dvorin
Nov 27, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
Sheltered, naive Princess Ki'leah runs away from her courtly life to be with her lover, only to instead accidentally fall in with a motley group of heroes from a secret society who are out to save the world from an ancient evil. But was it an accident? Her upbringing as high princess has unwittingly prepared her with exactly the knowledge needed to solve the riddles that show how to defeat the evil Sorcerer-Goddess Lyarra. She joins the quest and truly comes into her own as a strong, brave, and ...more
3.5 stars. I enjoyed reading The Song and the Sorceress. There was lots of adventure and traveling on a quest, things that I like in fantasy stories, but at times it was slow and some of the adventure was predictable, which is why I didn't give it 4 stars.

I love when the romance develops slowly in a story, but in this one the romance developed a little too slowly for my liking. Overall I thought it was very good. The characters were all very likeable and by the end I felt connected to them. I a
Dec 01, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Started out a little slow due to character building, but couldn't put it down once it got going. I can't wait for a sequel. ...more
Nov 25, 2009 rated it it was amazing
In a word...FANTASTIC!!
Nov 05, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
i'd give this a 3 and a 1/2. engaging quest with likable characters. ...more
Jennifer Wardrip
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I enjoyed this book so much that I ordered the next one in the series the minute that I was finished with it. I even wrote to the author to congratulate her on a wonderful read. I haven't read high-quest fantasy in a long time; they just weren't very exciting anymore.

When I started THE SONG AND THE SORCERESS I was greatly surprised, because there were so many great characters! I loved the main character the most. Ki'leah is a princess of Si'vad. She
Jan 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Wow. This book, for me, was the ultimate proof that you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover (a rule that I disregard over and over :P). Honestly, the cover is pretty terrible, and I was expecting the story inside to be mediocre at best. I was certainly proved wrong - and I'm so glad I took a chance on this! :)

The book started out as being just okay: it seemed fairly run-of-the-mill and predictable but the deeper I got into the story, the more interesting it became. There were several twists th
Jan 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Finished this and immediately bought the next one. I don't usually like travel stories that much, but this one was well done. Ki'leah showed realistic character growth. Although she played an important part at the end, it wasn't all about how she was so special. I especially liked the hints that this world has a lot of history. ...more
Leia Rose
Jun 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Being lazy today so this isn't one of my better reviews. Basically I loved this book! I loved the cast of characters and the diversity they had. They all stood out as individuals but also as 3-D characters. The adventure was fun, the romance mature and nicely worked in without being rushed or disgustingly mushy.

I really enjoyed this and will be reading the next one. :)
Jul 06, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
Wow. Given that I've had this book finished for about 2 weeks, and I don't remember anything from it, it must not have been that good. On the other hand, I did finish it, so it couldn't have been terrible. Good to know. ...more
First in a series, with not-your-average fantasy heroine princess. Went in directions I wasn't expecting, which is always good. ...more
Apr 22, 2010 rated it really liked it
If you're in the mood for an engaging escape book, this is it. Well paced with interesting characters. I thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely read the sequel. ...more
Mar 24, 2010 rated it it was amazing
LOVE this book!! A great story about a young girl becoming a leader...LOVED IT!!! Can't wait for the 2nd book! ...more
Jun 01, 2013 rated it liked it
Solid fantasy. While I had a list of annoyances with details of world-building, the plot was gripping and I couldn't put it down. ...more
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Kim Vandervort began writing at the age of eleven as an outlet for her overactive imagination. Since then, she has written a variety of mostly-unpublished pieces that will never see the light of day. After attending Viable Paradise XI in 2007 her writing and marketing skills improved, enabling her to transition into publication. Her first short story, "The Librarian of Talimbourne," appeared in th ...more

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