Priestess of the White

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HarperCollinsPublishers, 2005 - Fantasy - 621 pages
Auraya is chosen as the fifth Priestess of the White, a representative of the gods in the mortal world. Raised in a small village, Auraya's opinions often conflict with those of her fellow Circlians, but she is powerfully gifted, and has a talent for negotiation that could help to unite Northern Ithania. In an ancient lighthouse lives a sorceress, hidden since the rise of the Circlians. All other immortals are dead or missing since the Circle sent the first White to kill them. When a priest comes to the tiny village nearby, the sorceress is forced to flee, but events conspire to place her in trouble's path. Isolated within their mountainous terrain, the winged Siyee struggle to survive. Small and fragile, they are helpless against the 'landwalker' settlers taking their land. Auraya is sent to help them and also to enlist their aid.

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User Review  - Kiddboyblue - LibraryThing

Try as I did, I just do not enjoy Trudi Canavans writing style. She is on a list for me of authors who have great stories, ideas, and worlds in their minds, but who cannot write them well. I do enjoy ... Read full review

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User Review  - drhapgood - LibraryThing

This book took me a long time to get through as I had a hard time getting used to only spending a short time with each plot before it would switch to what was going on with another set of characters ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Trudi Canavan was born on October 23, 1969. She is an Australian writer of fantasy novels. In 1995 Canavan started The Telltale Art, a freelance business specialising on graphical design services. In that same year she began working for Aurealis, a magazine of Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction. In 1999, Canavan's writing career took off when she won the Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Short Story with Whispers of the Mist Children. In 2001, she further established herself with The Magicians' Guild, centring around Sonea, a slum child who is hunted for her rogue magic. The novel was the first of three books of The Black Magician Trilogy. It brought her wide acclaim. The second book of the trilogy is The Novice and the third book is The High Lord, which was nominated for the Best Novel Ditmar category. Canavan's also penned her second trilogy , Age of the Five and a third trilogy The Traitor Spy Trilogy. In 2015 her title Thief's Magic won a Ditmar Award in the Best Novel category.

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