Karen Brooks is an internationally recognised personality and established urban fantasy writer.
On the edge of a mystical border called the Limen, close to a beautiful canal-laced city, a humble candlemaker rescues a child, whom he raises as his apprentice. Years pass and the child's unusual talents are revealed, the gentle art of candlemaking slowly transforming into something far more sinister. Lingering in the shadows, enemies watch and wait - a vengeful aristocrat, an exotic queen and the lethal creatures known only as the Morte Whisperers.They hunger after the child's ancient magic and will do anything to control it - betray, lie, manipulate. Even murder.
A story of intrigue, deadly magic, and a love so deep it transcends life.
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A sad yet hopeful story
Yes. It left me wanting to know more.
Eloise Oxer did a very good job with this story. I will be looking forward to the other books in this series.
A sad, and yet, hopeful story. Tallow lives with much angst, deception and loneliness. She learns she is of a race which has been hunted for the past several centuries and is the reason she must go about as unnoticed as is possible... as a boy.
Fear of self - being noticed - getting caught - loosing friendships. Dressing and living as the opposite sex, for safety. Learning to use magical abilities, learning self confidence. Selflessness, selfishness, greed, friendship, love, family, adventure, good vs. evil, a city much like Venice, imbuing emotion into wax - happiness - love - comfort - etc, merchants and guilds, mentor, secrets, a boy and a dog.
The tale is left with somewhat of a cliff hanger. If your one who despises this, then have the next book available to read.