Weatherwitch : Book Three of the Crowthistle Chronicles
Astarial is a beautiful young woman, the darling of the Weathermaster clan. Yet there is an air of sadness that surrounds this beauty, for Astarial lost her mother to an evil enchantment and her father soon after when grief engulfed him and he set off on a quest to find a way to free his love. While she has want for naught Astarial keenly feels the loss of her parents. Keener still, Astarial feels the loss of mortal life, for while she loves her father's people dearly she knows she is not one of them. Her mother was descended from the dreaded sorcerer of Strang, and in Astarial's blood lies a mighty power waiting for her to use for good or ill. In his travels her father was rendered near-immortal and this dubious gift was passed to Astarial. Now near adulthood, Astarial is at a crossroads. She can stay in the safety of all she has known, hide from the world and choose to use her powers in small ways to do small good. Or she can embark on a quest to fully realize the power that surges in her blood and perhaps undo the evil that her ancestors wreaked. Her decision will reshape the world.
- Paperback | 400 pages
- 106.68 x 167.64 x 33.02mm | 136.08g
- 26 Jun 2007
- St Martin's Press
- Tor Books
- New York, United States
"Lush prose, grand Irish blarney, Boschian surrealism (with strong elements of Brian Froud) and tropical exoticism all play a part."--Locus on "The Ill Made Mute" "Featuring a courageous and unusual heroine, this series opener belongs in most fantasy collections."--"Library Journal" on "The Ill Made Mute" "Hobbit-fanciers will find much to delight them."--"The Times" (UK) on "The Ill Made Mute" "For fans of mainstream fantasy, this is likely to be one of the high marks of the year.--"Science Fiction Chronicle" on "The Ill Made Mute" "Like Tolkien and many of the best fantasy writers, Dart-Thornton has created a wonderful fantasy world that is a delight to wander through."--"Herald Sun" on "The Ill Made Mute" "In a word: enchanting."--"Sydney Herald" on "The Lady of Sorrows"
About Cecilia Dart-Thornton
Cecilia Dart-Thornton's interests include playing music, oil painting, graphic design, photography, and clay sculpture. She lives in Australia.