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The Minstrel's Daughter
     

The Minstrel's Daughter

by Linda Smith
 
Cat Ashdale leaves home to search for her lost father and ends up preventing a war between her country and its neighbour.

Linda Smith returns—building on the success of her earlier Freyan books—with a compelling new trilogy filled with adventure, colour, and a wondrous fantasy world where magic is a fact of everyday life.

Fifteen-year-old Catrina

Overview

Cat Ashdale leaves home to search for her lost father and ends up preventing a war between her country and its neighbour.

Linda Smith returns—building on the success of her earlier Freyan books—with a compelling new trilogy filled with adventure, colour, and a wondrous fantasy world where magic is a fact of everyday life.

Fifteen-year-old Catrina (Cat) needs to find Gayland Bellmore, the wandering musician father she hasn't seen in twelve years. Her mother is marrying a man on a neighbouring farm, and Cat doesn't think she'll fit into this new arrangement.

A magician's finding spell locates Gayland in the city of Freyfall. Selling her beautiful flute for passage, Cat sails to Freyfall, but cannot find him there.

Desperate to find her father, Cat again tries to consult a wizard. But the wizard is away, leaving only his apprentice, Garth Spellman. Garth's finding spell goes awry and he changes Cat into a tawny cat - with no idea how to change her back.

In their search for Cat's father, and for a way to change Cat back into a girl, they discover a plot to assassinate the Queen of Freya and start a war with the country's neighbour, Uglessia. Because they're the only people who can stop it, the two are drawn together in a desperate struggle to prevent tragedy.

Linda Smith published three novels with Coteau in the "Tales of Three Lands" trilogy: The Minstrel's Daughter, Talisa's Song, and The Weathermage. She also produced the best-selling fantast title The Broken Thread. She published several children's pictures books, and poetry and short fiction in literary periodicals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550503098
Publisher:
Coteau Books
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Series:
Tales of Three Lands
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.68(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Linda Smith loved Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books when she was growing up on the prairies, and regularly pretended that she was a pioneer. Linda's published titles include Windshifter, Sea Change, The Turning Time, Sir Cassie to the Rescue, The Minstrel's Daughter, Talisa's Song, The Weathermage, Kelly's Cabin, and The Broken Thread.

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