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Glynn and Ember Flanders are vacationing on a small Greek island, knowing that it could very well be the last holiday Ember ever takes. Ember is dying from a brain tumor that has left her partially blind. The last night of their holiday Glynn takes a moonlit swim. She is a strong athletic girl, but she gets into trouble, and is pulled under the water. Fortunately she is saved from drowning by an enigmatic young windwalker named Solen. Glynn realises that somehow she has been transported to another world. In the care of Solen, Glynn must hide her identity, as she struggles to find a way back to Earth and her dying twin sister.
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The review of this Book prepared by elysiann

Glynn and Ember are struggling with the news that Ember, a red-haired, highly skilled musician, has been diagnosed with a fatal brain tumour which is unoperable.

But things far stranger are again stirring in the realm of Chaos, and Glynn finds herself sucked into another reality, where 'human windwalkers' glide through the air and dark coloured stones enable some to envision the future.

Now she will have to create a new past in the new world; for 'strangers' (residents of Earth who have found themselves here) have in the past been brutally killed, in accordance with the Legendsong, a written history of two tragic heroes, Lalanor and Shenavyre.

The plot again thickens as Ember is, too, transported to this world to fend for herself. Glynn, who doesn't know this, but only wants to get back to Earth to take care of Ember.

Both meet friends and enemies in this strange new world, learn much about it, and try to discover what they must do to unlock the secret of Chaos, Lanalor, Shenavyre and the Unicorn...
The review of this Book prepared by Pixen

Somehow two sisters are transported into a mystery world, but end up at different ends of it. Struggling with this new place and strange beliefs, they know nothing about each other's situation and must somehow, meet and go back home. First though they must overcome different political structures and beliefs of this weird world and its people, and on top of all this they must keep their existence secret.
The review of this Book prepared by Emily

Basically the main character, Glynn Flandry, is transported to another world, called Keltor. But her sister, Ember, is dying of a tumour, and has crossed too. Glynn learns of this through a darklin, and goes to find Ember. But Ember has already gone to another island, the mysterious isle of the soulweavers, Darkfall...
The review of this Book prepared by Topaz Bowman

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 30% FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   part earth & part fantasy world Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   dimension travel--general Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   fighting a personal illness/handicap Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Cultural problems, alien culture    -   Yes Culture clash-    -   one person from different culture of other persons

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen


Terrain    -   Jungle    -   Desert    -   Water    -   Mountains    -   Forests Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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