- Title: The Curse of the Raven Mocker
- Author: Marly Youmans
- ISBN: 9780374316679
- Page: 186
- Format: Hardcover
A chilling fantasy based on Cherokee myth It s been weeks since Adanta s sick father left on a quest to find the healing lake mentioned in the lore of the Cherokee Since then a visitor has arrived, a man Adanta doesn t like James, or, as she s styled him, the Lean One One day, after witnessing him make a frightening incantation, Adanta finds that her mother has fallenA chilling fantasy based on Cherokee myth It s been weeks since Adanta s sick father left on a quest to find the healing lake mentioned in the lore of the Cherokee Since then a visitor has arrived, a man Adanta doesn t like James, or, as she s styled him, the Lean One One day, after witnessing him make a frightening incantation, Adanta finds that her mother has fallen under the Lean One s spell, and she is lured away from the cottage Left alone in a remote area of the Smoky Mountains, Adanta has no choice but to venture forth into the wilderness, in the hope of finding both her parents To accomplish this, she must journey to Adantis, the secret home of the Hidden People deep in the mountains On her quest, Adanta finds many friends, but she also encounters untold dangers, including the threat of the Raven Mockers humans who take the form of birds and steal the remaining life from those who are hurt or ill To protect herself, and potentially save her mother and be reunited with her father, will require all the strength and courage she can muster.
Recent Comments "The Curse of the Raven Mocker"
I wanted to like this book. I really did. I had just been on an Appalachia kick, I love cultural exchange, and American-set fantasy outside of the paranormal vein is few and far between, so I was thrilled to see this book lying there on the discount shelf and snapped it up immediately. I loved the premise and was thrilled to see a mix of Cherokee, Irish, Scots-Irish, English, etc folklore (and a cast of largely mixed race characters). The writing started off sturdy enough, if not stellar. Howeve [...]
This is a unique YA fantasy novel, set in America, with a rich overlay of Appalachian and Cherokee mythology rather than the usual creatures from European myth and legend. Adanta, a young girl whose parents have disappeared, must venture into Adantis, the land of the Hidden People, to find them. In some ways, this novel reminded me of Stephen King's The Talisman (a young protagonist on a fantastic quest to save a parent), but Youmans's writing is very different from King's. It's descriptive but [...]
A well written Novel about a young Cherokee girl whom is thrust into a adventure. In the beginning of the novel you find her father has left her mother,Charlotte and his daughter Adanta after he has taken ill to look for the healing Lake. A man whom is supposedly her fathers friend James, comes to help out and watch after the family. Adanta Leary of him, questioning his motives to why he is there. One action that takes place leads Adanta to leave her home to discover secrets that have been kept [...]
I read this a couple years ago, not expecting much. I mean, there are so many books out there that go along the same lines, and it just gets old after awhile But the magic in this book, the environment, and just the story as a whole was so vastly different, that in the end it proved itself more rewarding than the majority of YA literature out there. One of the few unique fantasies that kids and adults can enjoy.
Darkly beautiful. I wish Marly would write a sequel or two.
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