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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Review: Aria of the SeaUser Review - Taylor Hergert - Goodreads
I was entertained throughout the whole novel and I found the book to be well written. My biggest issue was with the ending, hence the spoiler. Aria spends the whole novel working hard on her dancing ... Read full review
Review: Aria of the SeaUser Review - Emily - Goodreads
I really enjoyed this story of a young woman finding herself and standing up to bullying. The characters seemed very real, and the fantasy realm that this took place in felt very real as well. Very good read! Read full review
Chapter One The School of the Royal Dancers
Chapter Three Elliana
Chapter Five The Back Door Again
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