Taste of Lightning

Taste of Lightning

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by Kate Constable
     
 

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High adventure, romance, worldly ambition, and magical power all come into play when three extraordinary young people escape from the Palace of Arvestel and flee on horseback, pursued by the army—and by sinister magic
 
Tansy, Perrin, and Skir could hardly be more different—a laundry maid, a swordsman, and a young priest-king whose countries

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High adventure, romance, worldly ambition, and magical power all come into play when three extraordinary young people escape from the Palace of Arvestel and flee on horseback, pursued by the army—and by sinister magic
 
Tansy, Perrin, and Skir could hardly be more different—a laundry maid, a swordsman, and a young priest-king whose countries are at war. But their frantic escape from Arvestel thrusts them together. Pursued by soldiers and haunted by the witch-woman's sinister magic, they ride for their lives through hostile lands. To survive they must learn to trust each other, strip away the layers of deception that surround Skir, and challenge the tyranny of the witch-woman. But what will happen if all truths are revealed? And will the power of the priest-king be enough to bring peace to the Threelands? This thrilling adventure set within a storm of secrecy takes place within the world of the Chanters of Tremaris series. Picking up 20 years after the last book in the trilogy, in a different country, fans of the series will love it, as well as newcomers looking for strong girls and believable worlds in the style of Tamora Pierce. 

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"The suspense is palpable, the landscape tactile and the characterisations, although archetypal, are credible and well drawn . . . a skillful ride through an exotic and diverting panorama of incident, song and self-discovery."  —Sydney Morning Herald

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781741148633
Publisher:
Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited
Publication date:
07/21/2010
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
938,070
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
650L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 14 Years

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