The Sapphire Flute

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Rasann is a world in dire need. The net of magic that has held her together for eons is eroding and the magi can't patch it fast enough to prevent disaster. Volcanoes spew, waters rise, famine and flood and desolation threaten the world as they desperately await the coming of the Wolfchild to heal their home.

Three women begin quests for identity and freedom from the ties that have held them: Ember, from her overbearing and prejudice mother; Kayla, from the rigidity of the caste...

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Overview

Rasann is a world in dire need. The net of magic that has held her together for eons is eroding and the magi can't patch it fast enough to prevent disaster. Volcanoes spew, waters rise, famine and flood and desolation threaten the world as they desperately await the coming of the Wolfchild to heal their home.

Three women begin quests for identity and freedom from the ties that have held them: Ember, from her overbearing and prejudice mother; Kayla, from the rigidity of the caste that has oppressed her family; C'Tan, from her dark and evil master, the Guardian S'Kotos.

One will discover she is the first white mage born in three millennia, another will become guardian to a keystone, the sapphire flute, and throughout it all the third will try to destroy them both.

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Editorial Reviews

http://www.melissas-bookshelf.com/2010/03/book-tour-sapphire-flute.html - Melissa Owens
"This is one of those books I can picture myself reading when I was much younger--I think it would be among my most-loved books of my pre-teen and teen years, along with A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle, The Oval Amulet by Lucy Cullyford Babbitt, and Lloyd Alexander's Prydain Chronicles. Perhaps it may be presumptuous of me to rate The Sapphire Flute so highly. I do so because this story resonated with me the same way those did. I can see myself re-reading this book many times.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781463607005
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 6/15/2011
  • Pages: 340
  • Sales rank: 996,176
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet the Author

Karen E. Hoover has loved the written word for as long as she can remember. Her favorite memory of her dad is the time he spent with Karen on his lap, telling her stories for hours on end. Her dad promised he would have Karen reading on her own by the time she was four years old … and he very nearly did. Karen took the gift of words her dad gave her and ran with it. Since then, she’s written two novels and reams of poetry. Her head is fairly popping with ideas, so she plans to write until she’s ninety-four or maybe even a hundred and four.

Inspiration is found everywhere, but Karen’s heart is fueled by her husband and two sons, the Rocky Mountains, her chronic addiction to pens and paper, and the smell of her laser printer in the morning.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2014

    Wonderful opening to a new series!

    I first read this book a couple of years ago when Karen started writting on Wattpad. Throughout the book I was entranced. I wanted to know more. I cried when the first book ended because again. I was hooked. Since it was initially published I have read The Sapphire Flute 10 times and suspect that it will continue to be a favorite.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2012

    Amazing!

    I was truly captivated every step of the way in Hoover's first installment! A must read for anyone who enjoys adventure! And it thrilled me that ther are seven books in this series. Four stars!

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  • Posted July 7, 2012

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    A MUST-READ for anyone who enjoys YA/MG Fantasy or just a great story!

    Taken from my book blog, back when this book was first published by another publisher:

    I absolutely loved this first publication by Karen E. Hoover. Even more exciting (to me) is that this is the first of SEVEN books in the series. I truly think this book/series has the makings of a classic.

    This is one of those books I can picture myself reading when I was much younger--I think it would be among my most-loved books of my pre-teen and teen years, along with A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle, The Oval Amulet by Lucy Cullyford Babbitt, and Lloyd Alexander's Prydain Chronicles. Perhaps it may be presumptuous of me to rate The Sapphire Flute so highly (although I imagine The Oval Amulet is not so well known by many), I do so because this story resonated with me the same way those did. I can see my self re-reading this book many times down the road, as I have the titles I mentioned above.

    Why did I love this book so much? Firstly, I enjoyed the characters--they are colorful and presented in great detail. Oh, and another bonus? Female characters are center stage--on both sides of the story, good vs. evil. I also enjoyed Hoover's creativity and ability to depict yet another world in the fantasy realm, full of magic and fantastic creatures. Any time that a fantasy writer can make a story feel new, you have to figure you are reading a quality writer. Additionally, I just thought the book was really well-written... It's vividly descriptive without being wordy and paced so well that you just don't want to put the book down. Some of the dialogue may not quite be true to high fantasy, but as this is a YA novel, I don't feel that hurt the book. I loved moving back and forth between Ember and Kayla's stories, and while the end of The Sapphire Flute is certainly satisfying, I can't say I am looking forward to having to wait for the second book now--I'm ready to dive back into the world of Rasann!

    I truly think that The Sapphire Flute is a perfect book to introduce a younger reader to the fantasy genre. I know I would have loved this when I was younger and I hope to be able to hand it down to any children I may have.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2012

    Awesome

    This book is sp awesome. I think it is the best book I have ever read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Anomonus

    This was an exelent book i hope the next book to come out

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  • Posted August 31, 2011

    One of the best books I've ever read! Come check it out!

    The Sapphire Flute is by far one of the most enjoyable books I've ever read. Bursting with feeling and character, the book is very descriptive and definitely a great read. I would suggest it to anyone who is looking for another good adventure to dive into.

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  • Posted August 29, 2011

    Live To Read

    This novel was surprisingly innovative, interesting, and fun to read. The characters, for the most part, will hold the readers' attention. The plot is interesting and the events are fast-paced.

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  • Posted August 20, 2011

    Loved it!

    Well written, well paced with well-rounded characters and a plot that draws you in. I'm looking forward to the next one!

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  • Posted October 10, 2010

    YA Fantasy readers rejoice.

    This book is just the right amount of magic, mystery, lore. I love the two main characters, Kayla and Ember. They were well developed with just enough mystery in their past to make them interesting. A must read for fantasy fiction fanatics.

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