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From the author of "Sky Carver" comes a riveting account of an unwilling heroine's quest. It's been four years since Raven fled Baron Cutter's estate-four years since her mother, Roxaine, failed to show at the rendezvous. They were bonded servants then. Now, Raven, at 15, is an outlaw and a powerful mage--she can change into a bird at will. But she is haunted by the past: Did her mother abandon her? Or did Raven desert Roxaine in her hour of need? Driven by a desire to know what happened that night, Raven returns to the Baron's estate. What she discovers is beyond her imagining, and she is left with a choice: escape a second time or help the mother whose will is as strong as her own. Vivid details and amusing characters add depth to Raven's intricately created world, where a girl must look beyond magic--and herself--to save what is most important.
Thomas Painter was born with the wrong name. Though his father was a brilliant painter, Thomas couldn't be less of one. His talent is woodcarving. Yet because he lives in a place where one's name dictates his trade, he is forced to be a painter's apprentice. Destiny intervenes when a tree branch falls from the sky. For the branch, at least in Thomas's hands, is a magic wand. Thomas renames himself Carver and sets off downriver in search of someone who can teach him to use the wand. Accompanied by Raven (the bemagicked girl who dropped the wand in the first place) and the bondservant Fireboy, Carver ventures into a world filled with wonders, some glorious, some terrible, and some beyond his imagining. Masterful storytelling and appealing, memorable characters mark this journey into a magical, beautifully realized world readers won't soon forget.
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