Free at last, Claidi and Argul are married in a brilliant ceremony, and look forward to their life together. But, nagged by her past, Claidi decides they must return to her birthplace, the House, and rescue her fellow slaves. On arrival they discover that a revolution has taken place, sparked by Claidi's escape. A benign regime is now in charge, headed by the valiant Dengwi. However, during a grand dinner, Dengwi - to her own astonishment - is revealed to be the daughter of a former prince. She departs with Claidi and Argul, summoned by Ironel Novendot of the Wolf Tower. Once with Ironel, the trio are joined by Winter Raven, Venn and Ngarbo. Then Ironel breaks her news: Ustareth, mother of Argul and Venn is alive, and has invited the young people to her new land, Summer. The party, unable to refuse, knows that at the end of their journey waits a woman, the science-sorceress, who has perhaps manipulated each of them since the day they were born...Not only Claidi is asking - what is the answer to the riddle of Ustareth?
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Tanith Lee is an award-winning, highly-rated fatasy writer here and in the United States (adult books in Headline: Eva Fairdeath; When The Lights Go Out). With 17 children's books, 43 adult novels, 8 short story collections and several awards to her name, she also writes for radio and television. Her book The Silver Metal Lover is under development as a feature film. Law Of The Wolf Tower was shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Book Award.From Booklist:
Gr. 5-8. In the fourth and presumably the final episode of the Claidi Journals, Claidi and Argul have married. That doesn't, however, stop them from becoming involved in the machinations of the Towers when Argul's grandmother summons them to her palace, where they are joined by Dengwi, Prince Venn, Winter Raven, and Ngarbo. They soon learn that Ustareth, Argul and Venn's mother, is alive, and that she wants them to join her in the faraway land that she has built. The trip to Ustareth's exotic utopia, fraught with adventure, is the key to Claidi's finally realizing her destiny. Unfortunately, the magic here doesn't always work within the construct Lee has spun, but readers who have faithfully followed Claidi's exploits up to this point will still want to see how everything ends. Sally Estes
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: NEW. Unread, very minor shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # HBS-00028275-B