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Calwyn, a novice ice priestess living behind the Wall of Antaris, has never seen anything beyond the Wall. She sings her chantments, which help keep the Wall of ice strong, and she tends her bees, but most of all she thinks about what life would be like beyond the Wall. One day, as she is singing a chantment, she discovers a wounded man on the inside of the Wall. This has never happened before, so Calwyn takes him to the High Priestess Marna, who sends him to the infirmary. Calwyn soon discovers the man's name is Darrow, and since she is the only one he will talk with, she spends her days listening to him tell stories of the world beyond the Wall. She learns that he can also sing chantments, but his are chantments of ironcraft. Darrow also tells her of Samis, his once best friend and now sworn enemy. Samis wants to be the Singer of all Songs, master of the chantment of all the different lands of Tremaris. He is now hunting Darrow for standing in his way. Soon, Samis finds Darrow at Antaris and Calwyn and Darrow flee together. They pass through lands of which Calwyn has never seen, trying to find more chanters to help them overcome Samis.
This report prepared by Katharine Schwab








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 70%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   sensitive (sigh....) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   a powerful magician Romance    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Kid's book (ages 7-14) Human/magical couple?    -   Yes Type of couple:    -   Both human, she has mental powers

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   mage/magician Age:    -   a teen If magical mental powers:    -   can cast many different spells

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death

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