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The Keepers' Tattoo

by Gill Arbuthnott

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Just couldn't keep reading. Story went on and on without going anywhere. ( )
  benandhil | Sep 28, 2016 |
A fun, inventive little fantasy novel! Very descriptive of the mythology of a fantasy archipelago. Nyssa grows up knowing she's an orphan, but not knowing that her destiny's part of something larger... or that she has a twin. And she and her twin figure into the plot of Alaric, the despot, to rule the archipelago. Tense chases, interesting local customs and lore. Definitely written for youngish teens, but holds up for an adult to read too. ( )
  ewillse | Mar 23, 2014 |
A fun, inventive little fantasy novel! Very descriptive of the mythology of a fantasy archipelago. Nyssa grows up knowing she's an orphan, but not knowing that her destiny's part of something larger... or that she has a twin. And she and her twin figure into the plot of Alaric, the despot, to rule the archipelago. Tense chases, interesting local customs and lore. Definitely written for youngish teens, but holds up for an adult to read too.
  PatienceFortitude | Mar 6, 2014 |
A fun, inventive little fantasy novel! Very descriptive of the mythology of a fantasy archipelago. Nyssa grows up knowing she's an orphan, but not knowing that her destiny's part of something larger... or that she has a twin. And she and her twin figure into the plot of Alaric, the despot, to rule the archipelago. Tense chases, interesting local customs and lore. Definitely written for youngish teens, but holds up for an adult to read too.
  PatienceFortitude | Mar 6, 2014 |
A fun, inventive little fantasy novel! Very descriptive of the mythology of a fantasy archipelago. Nyssa grows up knowing she's an orphan, but not knowing that her destiny's part of something larger... or that she has a twin. And she and her twin figure into the plot of Alaric, the despot, to rule the archipelago. Tense chases, interesting local customs and lore. Definitely written for youngish teens, but holds up for an adult to read too.
  PatienceFortitude | Mar 6, 2014 |
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To everyone who travels by bus in Edinburgh - thank you!
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The baby cried. Not the normal infant cry of hunger or fear, but a long hopeless keen of pain that went on and on as the priest bent over his meticulous work.
The baby cried.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0545171660, Hardcover)

What is the mystery that marks her? A lush, multitextured fantasy introducing a captivating heroine, Nyssa, descendant of seers, vessel of their secrets.

Ten years ago, Alaric, leader of the Shadowmen, killed most of the Keepers--teachers of ancient knowledge that threatened his barbaric rule. Young Kit was captured, but his twin sister, Nyssa, escaped. Only later will she learn that both she and her lost brother bear the secret words of their people: three lines each of strange, unintelligible writing tattooed on their scalps. Now the Shadowmen are on the attack again, determined to quell a growing rebellion. Nyssa must find her brother, and together they must unlock the meaning--the power--behind the mysterious words.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:09:34 -0400)

Months before her fifteenth birthday, Nyssa learns that she is a special member of a legendary clan, the Keepers of Knowledge, as she and her uncle try to escape from Alaric, the White Wolf, who wants to use lines tattooed on her to destroy the rest of her people.… (more)

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