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Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken
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Brightly Woven

by Alexandra Bracken

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Solid, inventive fantasy. Reminded me of Tamora Pierce. ( )
  ewillse | Mar 23, 2014 |
Solid, inventive fantasy. Reminded me of Tamora Pierce. ( )
  PatienceFortitude | Mar 6, 2014 |
Solid, inventive fantasy. Reminded me of Tamora Pierce. ( )
  PatienceFortitude | Mar 6, 2014 |
Solid, inventive fantasy. Reminded me of Tamora Pierce. ( )
  PatienceFortitude | Mar 6, 2014 |
An enjoyable book, though the writing could have been better. It felt like an early version that after several further drafts could have really shined. It is the author's debut, so I'm hoping later books will be more refined and polished as she improves her writing skills. ( )
  shellwitte | Dec 11, 2013 |
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FOR MY PARENTS,
DAN AND CYNDI,
WHO HAVE THEIR OWN
GREAT LOVE STORY
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The day the rains finally came was like any other, with blistering air coating the canyon in a heavy stillness.
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When Wayland North brings rain to a region that's been dry for over ten years, he's promised anything he'd like as a reward. He chooses the village elder's daughter, sixteen-year-old Sydelle Mirabel, who is a skilled weaver and has an unusual knack for repairing his magical cloaks. Though Sydelle has dreamt of escaping her home, she's hurt that her parents relinquish her so freely and finds herself awed and afraid of the slightly ragtag wizard who is unlike any of the men of magic in the tales she's heard. Still, she is drawn to this mysterious man who is fiercely protective of her and so reluctant to share his own past.

The pair rushes toward the capital, intent to stop an imminent war, pursued by Reuel Dorwan (a dark wizard who has taken a keen interest in Sydelle) and plagued by unusually wild weather. But the sudden earthquakes and freak snowstorms may not be a coincidence. As Sydelle discovers North's dark secret and the reason for his interest in her and learns to master her own mysterious power, it becomes increasingly clear that the fate of the kingdom rests in her fingertips. She will either be a savior, weaving together the frayed bonds between Saldorra and Auster, or the disastrous force that destroys both kingdoms forever.

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Sixteen-year-old Sydelle Mirabel, an unusually talented weaver, must master her mysterious power and join a young wizard in stopping an imminent war in land.

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