|Elizabeth Kerner: Song in the Silence|
Starscape (Trade Paperback), ISBN 0-765-34268-5
A certain ballad sung by traveling bards holds the sounds of dragons
in a pause -- or so some believe. Lanen knows it to be true because she
heard the song. It matters not a whit that others scoff and belittle the
legend, say dragons do not exist, she knows the truth and will prove it
before she quits.
Although I had read this previously, I found it just as enjoyable the second time around. Lanen proved just as courageous and, perhaps, a trifle foolhardy, but her adventures and her guile made it a galloping read. I recommend it to all Harry Potter lovers, especially girls who might want to see what a "girl" can achieve by her wits and her determination -- especially a not-too-pretty girl who follows a dream to a very nice ending.
Elizabeth Kerner shows great skill in plotting and an ability to bring freshness to what could be a hackneyed dragon tale. Her dragons make me wish they lived and loved just beyond the horizon. I would love to hear their Song in the Silence.
Patricia Lucas White
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