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It had been so many generations since the mage-lights were last seen that they'd become the stuff of legend. But for seventeen-year-old Jenna Aoire legend became reality one night on Knobtop Hill when she found the stone--not much more than a large pebble yet there was something about it that drew her. And then the mage-lights filled the sky, bringing trouble and magic with them that would irrevocably alter Jenna's life.
Publisher: New York : DAW Books, [2004], c2003.
ISBN: 9780756401528
0756401526
Characteristics: xi, 618 p. : maps. --

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ladytigressa
Jun 13, 2008

Nearly every night now, the mage-lights flickered in the sky, no longer only above the locus of Lamh Shabhala but from horizon to horizon, and the newly-released clochs na thintri fed on them. The Riocha were scrambling for possession of the stones--and learning to control them--which created such turmoil and contention that finding Lamh Shabhala and Jenna was temporarily a secondary concern.

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Jun 13, 2008

She took Lamh Shabhala in her right hand. The mage-lights curled and swayed above her in response. She lifted it to the tendrils of light snaking down from above, closing her eyes as the icy touch burned alonger her hand and wrist and arm and Lamh Shabhala greedily sucked in the power.

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DBDean
Aug 15, 2013

I have read this book twice now. The first time was about 7 years ago.

I remembered really liking it, and so I checked it out again.

The writing is excellent. The reason I gave it 3 stars this time around is because the main character really annoyed me.

It is entirely possible this has to do with me getting older and having little patience for teenage girls...but I just wanted to smack her upside the head and tell her to stop being such a brat...

The book has a great plot line, fully developed characters and is well written...I just couldn't stand Jenna for longer than 30 minutes or so. I plan on reading the other two books in the series (which I have never read) since I like how the author writes, I am just hoping there aren't any more teenage girls. Thank god I have sons!

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