Library Ed. Full Cast Audio 2004
CS ISBN 1932076271 $25.95 Four cassettes
CD ISBN 1932076298 $34.00 Five CDs
DD ISBN $16.95
As with the other books in this fantasy series, this story revolves around four mage apprentices, though it focuses on Daja Kisubo, who is skilled with fire and learning the art of smithing. Daja creates a living vine out of metal, which traders seek to purchase. Pierce, known for her fantasy series portraying strong, young female characters, has created another intriguing person in Daja; the young performer who plays her creates a believable, likable Daja who is by turns wistful and belligerent. Author Pierce narrates this story along with a cast of 16, all well suited to their characters. This approach lends a depth to the story and will assure Pierce fans that it is read the way the writer imagined it. J.C.G. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 04]
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