Trade Ed. Listening Library 2004
CS ISBN 1400085144 $28.00 Five cassettes
DD ISBN $19.60
This first novel by Kate Constable introduces central characters Calwyn and Darrow. Calwyn, apprentice ice priestess of Antaris, has never ventured outside the walls of her world until she rescues Darrow, an injured man with gifts of his own. Their quest entwines different worlds, enchantment, magic, and the theme of good versus evil that drives good fantasy. The well-drawn story, which might seem overlong, sets the stage for Books 2 and 3. While Karen Ziemba's reading individualizes each character, she also seems to strain her voice for a few. The "special musical score" and singing add a nice dimension overall, but the birds and other sounds offer a jarring note. L.H. (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 05]
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