Sky Carver

Sky Carver

by Dean Whitlock

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Sky Carver by Dean Whitlock

Thomas Painter is a talented, self-taught wood carver, but he lives in a land where your name is your life. His father was a genius artist, and everyone expects young Thomas to be the same. His parents left him to journey downriver when he was only three, but they never returned. Now, apprenticed to his uncle, William Painter, Thomas longs to be free of the stink of paint. In fact, he stinks as a painter, with none of his father's great talent. Secretly, he has given himself the name Carver, but he's not permitted to follow that path. He is trapped in his father's shadow. Until a magic wand, dropped by a raven who is really a bemagicked girl, falls into his hands, revealing a raw magic talent and sending him down a new and completely unexpected path.

Accompanied by the raven girl, Carver descends the reaches of the river in search of a mage who can train him to use the wand, and change her back to human form. They befriend Fireboy, who helps them escape on his steamboat from a cruel baron. They become outcasts in a city of filthy canals and spewing workhouses, where mages are hunted by the guarda and magic refuses to work. Finally, lured by one of his father's paintings, they arrive at the magic apparatus of the great mage Krimm. There, Carver must overcome the enchantments of the mage and confront the images of his missing parents to choose the best path for all his talents.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151069779
Publisher: Boatman Press
Publication date: 09/29/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 544 KB

About the Author

Vermont author Dean Whitlock writes fantasy and science fiction for young and not-so-young adults. His stories have appeared in Asimov’s, Fantasy & Science Fiction, and Aboriginal SF, as well as in anthologies in the US and abroad. His two YA fantasy novels were published by Clarion Books, but now he publishes independently under the Boatman Press imprint. He began releasing his short stories and novels for e-readers in 2015. An Air Force brat, Dean has lived in a dozen states and three foreign countries, a life of travel that gave him plenty of time to read in the car and now enriches his writing. You can find out more about Dean and his upcoming reprints and new titles at

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