The Sapphire Flute, Book 1 of 7 in the Wolfchild Saga is the debut novel of author, Karen Hoover.
It has been 3,000 years since a white mage has been seen upon Rasann.
In the midst of a volcanic eruption miles outside of her village, Ember discovers she can see magic and change the appearance of things at will. Against her mother's wishes, she leaves for the mage trials only to be kidnapped before arriving. In trying to escape,she discovers she has inherited her father's secret--a secret that places her in direct conflict with her father's greatest enemy.
At the same time, Kayla is given guardianship of the sapphire flute and told not to play it. The evil mage C'Tan has been searching for it for decades and the sound alone is enough to call her. For the flute to be truly safe, Kayla must find its birthplace in the mountains high above Javak. The girls' paths are set on a collision course ... a course that C'Tan is determined to prevent at all costs.
The Sapphire Flute is one of the best-written YA Fantasy books the Selection Board at Valor has seen in a long time, in both their professional and personal lives. It is our belief, that Karen is the American answer to J.K. Rowling. Brandon Mull, J. Scott Savage, James Dashner and others can just move right on over. Karen Hoover has arrived.
Karen E. Hoover has loved the written word for as long as she can remember. Her favorite memory of her dad is the time he spent with Karen in his lap, telling her stories for hours on end. Her dad promised he would have Karen reading on her own by the time she was four years old ... and he did it.
Karen took the gift of words her dad gave her and ran with it. Since then, she's written two novels and reams of poetry. Her head is fairly popping with ideas, so she plans to write until she's ninety-four or maybe even a hundred and four.
Inspiration is found everywhere, but Karen's heart is fueled by her husband and two sons, the Rocky Mountains, her chronic addiction to pens and paper, and the smell of her laser printer in the morning.
Karen's Blog: A Writer's Ramblings
Karen's Website: Under Construction
Publisher: Valor Publishing Group, LLC (March 16, 2010)
Fiction: Young Adult Fantasy
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
We will begin taking pre-orders 16 January 2010.
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