Serpent Gift

Awatching face in a market crowd, a mist-shrouded figure on the moor, a haunting presence seen only when he seeks to be seen -- Sezuan, possessor of the Serpent Gift for lie and illusion, is a terrifying and ambiguous figure at the best of times.
He is also Dina 's father. And when he omes to claim the wif he has ever seen, the Shamer and her family are catapulted into reckless flight and danger. With nowhere else to turn, Dina must learn to see through her mother 's deceit and use her own powers to her advantage.
This unique world Kaaberbol has created, her well-developed characters, fast-moving plots, and thoughtful examination of bravery and moral issues put this book, and he series as a whole, in good standing alongside Philip Pullman 's His Dark Materials trilogy and C. S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia. -- Booklist, starred review
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Slangens gave
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Published October 1st 2007 by Turtleback Books (first published 2001

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First off, it 's he fourt nove in anothe series, and that 's not written anywhere on the novel, so innocent one-story lambs like myself are thrown into already formed worlds and known characters and future books.

If you believ a long-term relationship, tell me on the cover, so that I an walk away.Second, the blurb itself: In front of us, mor than three oars' lengths from the boat, rose a scaly grey head.

And hen it floats away or something.Then the blurb say the protagonist having to have to se the 'Shamer 's gift' to ave her son.

Her irresponsible mother, who did n't read important books like 'How not to ake your child feel bad about their loser father', 'How to use your gift that can control the world to actually control the world' and other such material, continuously throws her brood in danger with splendidly stupid decisions.

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It ha occasionall nteresting to see her changing feelings for her ather during the nove, especially ( view spoiler) [ that she learly knew he as n't thi ba person, but till felt some sense of grief when he died ( hide spoiler) ].

peaking of her grandson, I know this book meant a ood job of showing that you coul care for someone, despite feeling like they do n't deserve it.Okay, then there 's Davin.

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It does have a few laws, hence the 4/5 rating, but overall it was equall good.I highly recommend it for readers who like fantasy.

Maybe if you like fantasy, and you can tolerat some of hose small parts, th memoi is for you.

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I love the translation on this series.

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Lucky for me there is one more ook in this series!

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