JULY'S BOOK OF THE MONTH IS "Rhapsody...
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|Mon, 06-25-2001 - 3:49pm|
JULY'S BOOK OF THE MONTH IS "Rhapsody: Child of Blood" by Elizabeth Haydon (m)
Hi, all. It looks like Rhapsody beat out Firebird by a couple of votes. If you still want to read Firebird, be sure to nominate it again when the time comes. I'll be posting a "time to nominate" post in the next week or so.
For those of you who weren't part of the voting process, please feel free to jump right in and join us as we read and discuss this book for July! The more the merrier, as they say. July's only a week a way (OMG, how did that happen so fast?), so order this book, or go to the library or bookstore...whatever you have to do. Just go get it and start reading!
P.S. I've pasted the book info and link to Amazon again, for those who may be interested:
Rhapsody: Child of Blood by Elizabeth Haydon
Rhapsody, a young woman trained as a Namer, can attune herself to the vibrations of all things, tap the power of true names, and rename people, changing their basic identities. Her magic lies in music: "Music is nothing more than the maps through the vibrations that make up all the world. If you have the right map, it will take you wherever you want to go," she tells her adoptive brothers. They are "the Brother," a professional assassin able to sense and track the heartbeats of all natives of the doomed Island of Seren, their homeland, and his giant sidekick Grunthor, a green-skinned Sergeant Major who enjoys making jokes, using edged weapons, and honing his cannibalistic palate. Inadvertently, Rhapsody has renamed the Brother Achmed the Snake, breaking his enslavement to Tsoltan the F'dor (a fire-born demon). Tsoltan sends minions in pursuit to rebind Achmed. The three escape into the roots of a World Tree, Sagia, emerging transformed into another country and century. But have they truly escaped the F'dor's evil? And how does all this relate to the prologue's story of Gwydion and Emily, two young lovers brought together across history and then separated by the mysterious Meridion?