The Song And The Sorceress

The Song And The Sorceress

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by Kim Vandervort
     
 

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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

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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 continued adventures of this sword-wielding princess." The Song and the Sorceress, by Kim Vandervort, the first book in the series: Journey with nineteen-year-old Ki'leah Alrhiane Del'Sivahr, who flees an isolated life as High Princess of Si'vad to escape an arranged marriage and run away with the Palace Bard. When he fails to meet her, fate sweeps Ki'leah into an alliance with a band of men and women known as the Fey-Velahr. Despite her doubts and inadequacies, Ki'leah soon discovers that she is a useful accessory to the quest, a vital member-for she alone possesses information, carefully guarded within the lore of her royal ancestors, that could unlock the mystery....

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Fleeing an arranged marriage to the King of Sahtamor, Princess Ki'leah of the royal house of Si'vad joins a group of travelers, the Fey-Velahr, nobles and commoners united by a common bond—to rescue their land from an ancient evil whose power is growing. Vandervort's first novel is a coming-of-age tale of a young woman's awakening to her true powers against a background of harrowing adventure. As she learns to trust herself and her companions, Ki'leah finds her own inner strength and courage and becomes part of something that is greater than herself. VERDICT For fantasy readers who like strong-willed and determined heroines.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780981924380
Publisher:
Hadley Rille Books
Publication date:
08/15/2009
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
0.80(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

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The Song And The Sorceress 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an epic fantasy about a young princess who attempts to run away with a handsome bard, but gets lost. She ends up with a group of adventurers set on saving the world. This is a really good coming of age story,with a hint of romance. I loved this book, and I'm actually in the middle of reading it again, then I'll I pick up the sequel.
a-burke More than 1 year ago
An amazing journey of a young girl becoming a young woman. Exciting and engaging the entire read! I couldn't put it down- and neither could any of my daughters! We all loved this book and couldn't wait for book 2 to arrive!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fabulous imagination!
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TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Gold Star Award Winner! 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 is very naive and is walking away from her life as a princess. She is supposed to be getting married to a King whom she doesn't even know. She is running away to be with a bard of her court, Daelen. She goes the wrong way and is swept up with a band of men and women who are on a quest to stop an evil sorceress from waking up and wreaking havoc on their world. On this journey, Ki'leah has the adventure of a lifetime and also matures into a young woman who will be able to rule her kingdom with cunning and wisdom. The plot is good and very scary at times. There are some really amazing obstacles that the group must face, including sword fighting, riddles, very dark tunnels, magic, and just getting along with each other. The characters are very well drawn. There are four very strong female characters. Ki'leah may be naive, but she is willing to learn and she draws upon her inner resources to face her enemies. Britta is the best. She is a butt-kicking warrior and scout. She is very likable and would be fun to hang out with. Then there is Sorrelle, a member of the Fey-Velahr, who is quiet but can use magic to help them at times when you would think all is lost. Then there is Llyrimin, who is a grieving widow and gives help even though she may put her own family in danger. The men are great, also, but the unique difference to this is that these women are just as important as the men. There is also romance in this story, and I came to love some of the men because they were strong and treated the women like equals. The only thing I would add to the book is a list of characters in the back with a pronunciation key and a little blurb about who they are. At times I would get a little mixed up. There are many names, which because they are different, are easily mixed up in my mind. However, I really liked this book and can't wait to read the rest of the series!
happyreader56 More than 1 year ago
This is a great book with well written characters and interesting plot twists. I enjoyed reading the book and can't wait until the next installment of the story comes out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago