Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Northlander (book review)

Northlander, by Meg Burden, is the story of sixteen-year-old Ellin Fisher. She's with her father in the harsh Northlands, risking the Northlanders' hate to heal their dying king. As she stays in the castle, she befriends the king's sons. It is with them that she discovers the powers she has. She can talk to people in their heads, hear their thoughts, and control them! But she doesn't know that she is being watched by powerful Guardians who want to make sure that she never gets a chance to use these powers. Ellin will face betrayal, hate, and pain as she crosses the Northlands, trying to find a place that is safe for her.

I really, really loved this book, and I impatiently await the next book in The Tales of the Borderlands series! I would recommend Northlander to anyone who wants to read a tale of sorrow, adventure, and fantasy! Ellin was a very believable character who faced many hardships. She's the kind of character that you find yourself cheering on from beginning to end!


DesLily said...

oh my.. this sounds really good Annie! I will certainly check into it and the author!!!

Nymeth said...

It does sound really good, and I had never heard of it, nor of the author. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

Carl V. said...

This one sounds really fascinating. Books that have the whole 'thought hearing/mind control' element can certainly lead to some interesting ideas about self control, the right to privacy, etc. That certainly was a theme with the book The Demolished Man that I read earlier in the year.

It really stinks when you have to wait for sequels of books you love, doesn't it?

Debi said...

You're welcome!

Carl V.
--Yeah, I agree!


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