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Emily is a young farm girl on an island named Serein. A young man from the distant future is magically placed in her village by Meridian, a man who can control the threads of time to a limited extent. The young man and Emily meet at a dance and fall in love. They then, go on a walk and consummmate their marriage. Emily invites the young man to her birthday the next day. When he doesn't show up, she feels betrayed, but really Meridian had moved him back to his real time, where the young man searches to find a way to see her again.
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Emily runs away from home and becomes first a prostitute, and then Rhapsody, a Singer who can heal through her songs. When a powerful man who remembers what she was like as a prostitute wants her, she runs away again this time trying to escape the mans allies, and mercenaries. While running through the streets, she runs into The Brother, an assassin who never misses his mark, and his best friend, a giant firbolg. She adopts them and inadvertly changes the Brother's name in the process. They escape, and the two men take her with them to travel the earth for hundreds of years.
When they again see light they are changed, each with a power over one of the elements. They find themselves on the other side of the world, in a time a thousand years after their own, where people speak a language much changed from their own. In an attempt to join the culture, Rhapsody finds heerself spending time with a leader of a religion. During which, she learns that her home island, Serein, was destroyed by a hidious fire. Then she visits a duke, who her that many children had been kidnapped recently; so, with her Firbolg friends, she attempts to find the children before moving on to the Firbolg lands, where the Brother intends to become king of the Firbolg.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 30%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Time Travel:    -   largely forwards/future Romance    -   Yes Romance plotlets:    -   destined love (dream or prediction) Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   coping with mental/magical powers Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Time Travel story?    -   Yes Story largely takes place in    -   Really long ago

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   musician Age:    -   long lived adults If magical mental powers:    -   fire/lightning/weather cntrl


Terrain    -   Mountains Earth setting:    -   during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   descript of touching personal anatomy    -   licking    -   orgies    -   actual description of sex    -   description of breasts    -   descript. of private male anat. How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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