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  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library Y NIX (Text) 33500013142831 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library Y NIX (Text) 33500013142849 New Available -
Roseau Public Library ya NIX (Text) 35500006220154 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062683229
  • ISBN: 0062683225
  • ISBN: 9780062977298
  • ISBN: 0062977296
  • Physical Description: xxi, 536 pages : maps ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019]

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Summary, etc.:
Liliath is one of the greatest practitioners of angelic magic to have ever lived, summoning angels and forcing them to do her bidding. More than a century has passed since she crept into the empty sarcophagus of Saint Marguerite, fleeing the Fall of Ystara. She emerges from her magical sleep still beautiful, looking no more than nineteen, and determined to be united with her lover, Palleniel, the archangel of Ystara. Most of the inhabitants of Ystara died from the Ash Blood plague or were transformed into beastlings, and Liliath cares nothing for the descendants of her people save how they can serve her. It is four young Sarancians who are the key to her quest -- pawns in a scheme to fulfill her destiny and be united with the love of her life. -- adapted from jacket
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1
    *Starred Review* The book begins with the gruesome fall of Ystara. Liliath has led this ill-conceived venture, and now her hopes of uniting with her love, Palleniel, the kingdom's archangel, have been thwarted. Not to worry: a hundred-plus-year sleep gives Liliath a break, and when she arises from her sarcophagus, as lovely as ever, she's ready with a new plan. Part of that involves four young adults, Agnez, a musketeer-in-training; Simeon, a young doctor; upwardly mobile Henri; and the dreamy Dorotea, whose skill in creating angelic icons is of great interest to Liliath, whose ability to summon angels makes her almost invincible. Though the story line gets murky at times, it takes a backseat to the vivid characters, who jump off the pages. Each of the young people has his or her own interesting back stories, and their growing relationships, as they try to figure out just how they are connected, steals the show. But there are plenty of embellishments that enhance the more personal aspects of the story: scary beastlings, brutal battles, and the harnessed power of angelic magic. Liliath's machinations, not completely revealed until the end, also keep pages turning. And kudos to fantasy stalwart Nix for a story with gender and racial equality, a fact that is shown but not discussed, because it shouldn't have to be. Grades 8-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1
    *Starred Review* The book begins with the gruesome fall of Ystara. Liliath has led this ill-conceived venture, and now her hopes of uniting with her love, Palleniel, the kingdom's archangel, have been thwarted. Not to worry: a hundred-plus-year sleep gives Liliath a break, and when she arises from her sarcophagus, as lovely as ever, she's ready with a new plan. Part of that involves four young adults, Agnez, a musketeer-in-training; Simeon, a young doctor; upwardly mobile Henri; and the dreamy Dorotea, whose skill in creating angelic icons is of great interest to Liliath, whose ability to summon angels makes her almost invincible. Though the story line gets murky at times, it takes a backseat to the vivid characters, who jump off the pages. Each of the young people has his or her own interesting back stories, and their growing relationships, as they try to figure out just how they are connected, steals the show. But there are plenty of embellishments that enhance the more personal aspects of the story: scary beastlings, brutal battles, and the harnessed power of angelic magic. Liliath's machinations, not completely revealed until the end, also keep pages turning. And kudos to fantasy stalwart Nix for a story with gender and racial equality, a fact that is shown but not discussed, because it shouldn't have to be. Grades 8-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Magic > Juvenile fiction.
Quests (Expeditions) > Juvenile fiction.
Angels > Juvenile fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Quests (Expeditions) > Fiction.
Angels > Fiction.
Fantasy.
Love > Fiction.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / Epic.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Action & Adventure / General.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance / General.
Angels.
Magic.
Quests (Expeditions)
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Fiction.
Juvenile works.
Novels.
Romance fiction.
Young adult works.
Novels.
Fantasy fiction.
Romance fiction.

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