Aria of the Sea
On the island of Normost, in the kingdom of Windward, 13-year-old Cerinthe Gale is a folk healer who dreams of being a dancer. When her mother falls ill, Cerinthe fights to save her -- but fails. She blames herself for her mother's death, gives up healing, and decides to pursue dance.
Cerinthe travels across Windward to audition at the School of the Royal Dancers, which accepts her even though she is a commoner. It should be the beginning of a brilliant future, but Cerinthe feels an emptiness she can't identify. A disagreement with a young man, a conflict with a cruel teacher, a rivalry with an aristocratic classmate, Elliana, and a meeting with a mederi -- a healer with magical powers -- add to her anguish.
When the rivalry between the two girls causes a terrible accident, Elliana's life hangs in the balance. Cerinthe faces the same awful choice she had faced with her mother: Should she try to heal Elliana herself or hope that the mederi arrives in time? Only the song of the Sea Maid holds the answer.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - joririchardson - LibraryThing
Young Cerinthe is training as a folk healer in her island town in the fantasy kingdom of Windward when her mother tragically dies of illness. Blaming herself for being unable to save her, Cerinthe ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - cornpuff12 - LibraryThing
After her mother dies, a young girl goes to a fancy dancing school, and she is determined to be the lead dancer in all of her classes. She makes the co-star part of the royal ballet, and an outcome that she never though would happen did. Read full review
Chapter One The School of the Royal Dancers
Chapter Three Elliana
Chapter Five The Back Door Again
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