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Publisher's Summary

An original novella from the New York Times best-selling author of Bridge of Dreams.
In a small village outside the city of Vision, the people know no sorrow or grief. But this seemingly idyllic community is hiding a terrible secret. As a young child, Nalah did not know why she was told to bring a cake to the mute girl known as the Voice whenever she was upset, only that doing so made her feel better. Now grown, Nalah understands the dark truth, and yearns to escape from the oppressive village that has been her life-long home. But it is only after visiting the city of Vision and discovering the Temple of Sorrow that Nalah understands what she must do to be free.
©2012 Anne Bishop (P)2012 Penguin
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Critic Reviews

"Bishop’s talents lie both in her ability to craft a story filled with intriguing characters and in her flair for smoldering sensuality.” (Library Journal)
"[Bishop’s] worlds are so fully realized and three-dimensional, they jump right off the pages." (Fresh Fiction)
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3 out of 5 stars
By Linda on 05-22-13

Doesn't hold up

I thoroughly enjoyed Anne Bishop's Black Jewel series and her Ephemera series. This Novella just doesn't hold up to the level of the other stories in the rest of the series. It was not horrible by any means, but the others drew me in and allowed me to get lost in the world. This story just left me wanting.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Katrina Engelhardt on 04-02-16

The Voice of the Heart

it is truly of moving part of our hearts this story was amazing sign heart songs with each sound it resonate it was beautiful I enjoy the book and even though we're to short eight chapter books but its was amazing the the narrater had a perfect heart of voice that made this book come alive.

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