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Serpent Gift

by Lene Kaaberbol
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Product Details

  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks
  • Publishing date: 02/10/2007
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 9780805086553
  • ISBN: 0805086552

Synopsis

Awatching face in a market crowd, a mist-shrouded figure on the moor, a haunting presence seen only when he wants to be seen? Sezuan, possessor of the Serpent Gift for lie and illusion, is a chilling and ambiguous figure at the best of times.

He is also Dina?s father. And when he comes to claim the daughter he has never seen, the Shamer and her family are catapulted into reckless flight and danger. With nowhere else to turn, Dina must learn to see through her father?s deceit and use her own powers to her advantage.

?The unique world Kaaberbol has created, her well-developed characters, fast-moving plots, and thoughtful examination of bravery and moral issues put this book, and the series as a whole, in good standing alongside Philip Pullman?s His Dark Materials trilogy and C. S. Lewis? The Chronicles of Narnia.? ?Booklist, starred review

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    I had read the first two Shamer books and had been uncertain as to actually reading The Serpent Gift. I am so glad that I did. My praises and qualms: - The entrance was a little slow, but the story swiftly picked up speed. - The prose is alright -- not excellent -- and not dreadfully annoying. - The characters were interesting and decently well developed. - The story *flowed.* - Even with two view points driving the book, Kaaberbol allowed only a little repeating of the same events. - A pleasing mixture of humor and seriousness. Overall, this book is more mature and engaging than the previous Shamer books. And now I await the publication of The Shamer's War!

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