Worldweavers: Gift of the Unmage

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Harper Collins, Mar 1, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 400 pages
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Thus says Cheveyo: mage, teacher, the first person in Thea's life to remain unimpressed by her lineage as Double Seventh, the seventh child of two seventh children. From birth, great things were expected of Thea, gradually replaced by puzzled disappointment as it became evident her magical abilities are, at most, minimal. Now, with Cheveyo, Thea has begun to weave herself a new magical identity, infused with elements of the original worlds where Cheveyo and others like him walk. But back home, she attends the Academy, the one school on earth for those who, like her, can't do magic. It is at the Academy that Thea realizes she will indeed have to fight, since her enemies are hungrier and more dangerous than she thought. What's more, her greatest strength may be the very powerlessness she has resisted for so long.

Alma Alexander has woven a richly invented fantasy out of elements from many cultures, both real and imagined, and a memorable cast of characters.


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Review: Gift of the Unmage (Worldweavers #1)

User Review  - Elise Edie - Goodreads

Super fun start to a decidedly smarter-than-average YA fantasy series. I was particularly impressed with Alexander's world-building and creation of a new magic-system, one that weaves Native American ... Read full review

Review: Gift of the Unmage (Worldweavers #1)

User Review  - Raquelle Stepney - Goodreads

Great book, but took a minute to the most intriguing parts. Read full review


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Alma Alexander is the author of several previous novels, including Worldweavers: Gift of the Unmage and Worldweavers: Spellspam. She was born in Yugoslavia, grew up in the United Kingdom and Africa, and now lives in the state of Washington.