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Harper Collins, Mar 23, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 288 pages
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Falling in love is easy . . .

. . . for Kezi, a beautiful mortal, dancer, and rug weaver, and for Olus, Akkan god of the winds. Their love brings Kezi the strength to fight her fate, and it gives Olus the strength to confront his fears. Together—and apart—they encounter spiders with webs of iron, the cruel lord of the land of the dead, the mysterious god of destiny, and the tests of the Akkan gods. If they succeed, they will be together; but if they fail, Olus will have to endure the ultimate loss, and Kezi will have to make the supreme sacrifice.

Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine has created a stunning world of flawed gods, unbreakable vows, and ancient omens. Her story of love, fate, and belief is spellbinding.


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User Review  - JennaW - Borders

My favorite book by this author since Ella Enchanted. It takes inspiration from a number of myths (notable hints of Cupid and Psyche are in there) and transforms that inspiration into an engaging and original story of a mortal girl caught up in the affairs of gods. Read full review


User Review  - hrrypttrfn - Borders

I have read many of Gail's books but this one was a dissapointment the plot was dull and there was way too much kissing shared between the two main characters for my liking. I would not reccomend this book to a friend. Being an avid reader, this was not one of the best books I've read. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Gail Carson Levine thinks she can write poetry. Forgive her; the doctors say she’ll be sane again soon. She was born in New York City and shares a birthday with William Carlos Williams. Her first book for children, Ella Enchanted, won a Newbery Honor. Gail’s other books include A Tale of Two Castles; the New York Times bestsellers Ever and Fairest; Dave at Night, an ALA Notable Book and Best Book for Young Adults; The Wish; The Two Princesses of Bamarre; and the six Princess Tales books. She is also the author of the nonfiction book Writing Magic: Creating Stories That Fly and the picture books Betsy Who Cried Wolf! and Betsy Red Hoodie, both illustrated by Scott Nash. Gail and her husband, David, live in the Hudson Valley of New York State.

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