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The Sleep of Stone (Dragonflight Series)

Cooper, Louise, Collier, John

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ISBN 10: 0689315724 / ISBN 13: 9780689315725
Published by Atheneum
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Title: The Sleep of Stone (Dragonflight Series)

Publisher: Atheneum

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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When the man she loves brings his betrothed to his great house, Ghysla, a creature from another race of beings, exacts a terrible revenge

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Grade 7-12-- Ghysla is the last of her race of winged shape-shifters who were common before human beings proliferated. She is content with her solitary existence until the day she sees and falls in love with Anyr, a prince. Understanding that her clawed, sharp-toothed appearance could shock or frighten him, Ghysla uses her abilities to become various animals--most successfully, a seal that Anyr looks forward to greeting--and accompanies him through field, forest, and coast. Ghysla is happy with this strange relationship until the day that she learns Anyr is to marry. Blinded by unrequited love, she casts the ``sleep of stone'' on his betrothed, Sivorne, and takes her place at the wedding, unaware of the tragedy she has set in motion. This unusual and compelling fantasy is of the same high quality as the earlier books in the ``Dragonflight'' series (Silverberg's Letters from Atlantis 1990, De Lint's The Dreaming Place 1990, and Lee's Black Unicorn 1991, all Atheneum). While Anyr and Sivorne could be any beautiful folkloric couple, their feelings and desires make them realistic and believable; Ghysla is a truly unique creation, almost human but not quite, with a combination of morals and desires that suit her origins. Mornan, the sorcerer that Anyr consults to save his true bride, is another fascinating character with secrets that change the course of events. Impossible to put down, this will captivate and surprise readers. --Susan L. Rogers, Chestnut Hill Academy, PA
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