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Skin Hunger by Kathleen Duey
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It took awhile to arrive, though that was partly my fault. It was for my sister and she really loved the book. It's a compelling book which has an interesting way of telling it's story. It is mainly fantasy but its main appeal is probably the mystery that the story presents.

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Sadima lives in a world where magic has been banned, leaving poor villagers prey to fakes and charlatans. A "magician" stole her family's few valuables and left Sadima's mother to die on the day Sadima was born. But vestiges of magic are hidden in old rhymes and hearth tales and in people like Sadima, who conceals her silent communication with animals for fear of rejection and ridicule. When rumors of her gift reach Somiss, a young nobleman obsessed with restoring magic, he sends Franklin, his lifelong servant, to find her. Sadima's joy at sharing her secret becomes love for the man she shares it with. But Franklin's irrevocable bond to the brilliant and dangerous Somiss traps her, too, and she faces a heartbreaking decision. Centuries later magic has been restored, but it is available only to the wealthy and is strictly controlled by wizards within a sequestered academy of magic. Hahp, the expendable second son of a rich merchant, is forced into the academy and finds himself paired with Gerrard, a peasant boy inexplicably admitted with nine sons of privilege and wealth. Only one of the ten students will graduate -- and the first academic requirement is survival. Sadima's and Hahp's worlds are separated by generations, but their lives are connected in surprising and powerful ways in this brilliant first book of Kathleen Duey's dark, complex, and completely compelling trilogy.
Release date NZ
September 30th, 2008
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
Reprint ed.
Illustrations
Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
Simon & Schuster
Interest Age
From 12 years
Dimensions
144x210x25
ISBN-13
9780689840944
Product ID
7625730

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