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Fiction Ages 12+
Pages: 176
Themes: Fantasy, healing, loyalty
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/09/2006
Lexile Level: 890
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In The Bonemender, Gabrielle took her talent for healing into battle where her father died in her arms; she fell in love with a man who turned out to be an Elf, with a lifespan many times that of a Human, and she learned that she was not whom she had believed herself to be. Now, the war is over, but the threat from across the mountains has only withdrawn for the time-being, and danger lurks closer to home. Both Gabrielle and her brother Tristan must fight for their lives and for those they love, as Gabrielle struggles to save a young man who thinks himself her enemy.

Canadian Book Review Annual - June 15, 2008
"An engaging and enjoyable read."
Teensreadtoo - December 15, 2006
"A powerful story that will grab the reader's attention and refuse to let go...A highly recommended read."
VOYA - December 1, 2006
"Readers get a satisfying conclusion to the story...Bennett shows how patience and compassion can bridge cultural barriers."
KLIATT - November 1, 2006
"Engaging characters, suspense, a subtle dose of humor and wonderfully descriptive tones...with strong ties to honor, love, family and friendship."
Resource Links - October 1, 2006
"[Holly Bennett's] prose is elegant and her insight into her characters' thoughts and hearts is moving and delightful. Excellent."
CM Magazine - September 1, 2006
"Readers will find it hard to put the book down." "Readers who enjoyed the first book in this high fantasy series will take pleasure in this exciting sequel." "Highly Recommended."

Awards

CCBC Our Choice  | 2007 | Commended
Stellar Award nominee  | 2008 | Short-listed

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