On her 13th birthday Maia, who has been brought up by Tareth, the weaver and warrior who she has always believed is her father, falls into an adventure that will take her on a perilous journey to a kingdom poisoned by bitterness and jealousies.
A kingdom that she must save. Tareth is no ordinary weaver - the silk he weaves sings of destiny and danger, of Maia's future. Because she is no ordinary girl either. She has always been the flame-headed outsider among the Cliff Dwellers, but she doesn't want to listen to the song of the silk, or to the terrifying words of the village Watcher.
Guarding her secret, denying her future, Maia steps into places she has never explored where she'll encounter mercenaries, spies, friends and enemies. And where she will face her destiny as a Sun Catcher. Exotically located in the Far East in an age when trading and communities were gaining more exposure to a wider world than ever before, this debut novel is beautifully, richly written, thoroughly researched and a pleasure to read.
Film rights for the trilogy have now been optioned.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 368 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
- Publication Date: 07/03/2013
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9781444006209
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Review by wyvernfriend
I was sucked into this read, picking it up and meaning to spend a while reading I didn't realise that it would suck me in and not let go until I had finished it. It's a story of a stratified culture with solid roles that people have and a girl coming into adulthood who has untapped abilities and no knowledge of them. She also has to deal with unwanted love and the knowledge that if she embraces this future she will lose, not only her freedom to choose a path for her future but also her sight.Interesting it kept me reading and made me care for the characters. I'm looking forward to more in this series.
Review by weelinda
Wow, this book blow my wee mind loved this book. Amazing story couldn't put the book down Icraved every word and was left wanting more. The characters where exceptional and well thought out the story lines fit perfectly with each of the characters. The main character Maia is she a witch or the lost princess or something else its up to you to guess which. A mind fast track ride and you will love every minute of it. So please go get this book you will love it to I'am hoping there will be more of these stories to come from the wonderful author Sheila Rance. This fabulous piece of literature was a great read my heart felt thanks goes to the author Sheila Rance and also for the wonderful privilege of reading her wonderful book. So with that said keep smiling and happy reading to all with love from wee me. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx