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by Louise Marley
 
In this sequel to "Sing the Warmth" and "Sing the Light", the situation is dire in the House of Soren. It is now under the control of Cho, and those who serve him to do so out of fear--all others are destroyed. The Conservatory turns to the Cantrix Sira, the only one strong enough to stop him.

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In this sequel to "Sing the Warmth" and "Sing the Light", the situation is dire in the House of Soren. It is now under the control of Cho, and those who serve him to do so out of fear--all others are destroyed. The Conservatory turns to the Cantrix Sira, the only one strong enough to stop him.

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VOYA - Donna Scanlon
Survival in the dark and cold of Nevya is possible only through the efforts of specially trained Cantors, Cantrixes, and Singers, who channel their psi Gift ability through music, which produces zones of light and warmth, called quiru. The Carvers responsible for producing goods from the native ironwood trees have the Gift. When Cho, a disaffected Carver, takes over the House of Soren, only the efforts of some of Nevya's most powerful-and controversial-individuals, the Cantrix Sira and Cantors Zakri and Theo, can possibly stop him. This is Marley's third book about Nevya, and given time to place the terms specific to this world in context, it reads very well alone. Certainly, reading the story would be enhanced by knowledge of the two previous books Sing the Light (Ace, 1995) and Sing the Warmth (Ace, 1996), but Marley conveys sufficient information as she draws the reader into her taut, suspenseful plot. Even better, the reader is never bludgeoned with clumsy recaps or passages of forced expository dialogue. The story is engrossing, and the characters are vividly and realistically portrayed, with authentic emotions and reactions. Marley's narrative is lucid and evocative, with spare and effective imagery. There is one continuity error where a character reports an event that he could not have witnessed, but this single flaw does not mar the overall quality of this book. Purchase the previous titles along with this one. Fantasy readers looking for a new series will thank you for introducing them to Nevya. VOYA Codes: 5Q 3P J S (Hard to imagine it being any better written, Will appeal with pushing, Junior High-defined as grades 7 to 9 and Senior High-defined as grades 10 to 12).

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ISBN-13:
9780441004867
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
11/01/1997
Pages:
297
Product dimensions:
4.24(w) x 6.74(h) x 0.84(d)

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