Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Book Review: The Spellcoats

Book Three is actually a prequel to the first two books, set in a much earlier time period (think early Mesopotamia, Dalemark-style). The story is told by a girl named Tanaqui, whose siblings are named Gull, Hern, Robin, and Mallard (or Duck). Together, they must flee for their lives from their home, Shelling, because they resemble the fair-haired, dark-skinned Heathens that have invaded their land, and their own people are beginning to fear them and turn against them. During the course of their journey, they learn that the evil mage Kankredin is trying to conquer the river and take over the land. Can they stop him before it's too late?

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