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Brondings’ Honour

Author: Ann Ewan
ISBN: 9781897235010 Categories: Juvenile Fiction, Fantasy & Magic
Publication Date: 30 November, 2006
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.48"

Following her dazzling debut young adult novel Firedrake, Ann Ewan once again creates a unique fantasy world with an indelible set of characters, but this time the achievement is marked by a darker quest. In Brondings_ Honour, there is intense conflict as the hero, Dayraven, clashes against the powerful forces of Alcuin. Dayraven is the healer for her isolated and warlike clan, and although the role does not belong to a woman, it is she who is magically chosen to make the dangerous journey far from home, and she who must avenge the death of a clan leader and take his place. While self doubt and personal weakness challenge her will to go on, Dayraven learns that evil can be defeated if you are honest and courageous.
Ewan_s love of Old English and Irish Gaelic is clearly present in the dialogue, as is her fascination with the traditional black arts, wizardry, spells, charms, and enchantment.

About the Author

Ann Ewan was born in England and currently lives in North York, Ontario. She works as an Information Developer for IBM Canada, and has worked in the past as an Animal Health Technician and has written articles for Veterinary Technician magazine. She received a degree in Linguistics from the University of Toronto, specializing in Old English, Irish Gaelic and Latin. Ann Ewan’s first book, Firedrake was nominated for the 2004 Snow Willow Young Readers Choice Award.

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