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Bennett, Holly

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5.
Rowan is the sole survivor when his entire family is struck down by the plague. Alone and grief-stricken, Rowan ekes out a living by playing music on his button box in the small towns and villages of Prosper. He lives and travels in his family's old caravan, half starved and in despair. One day, he finds he has competition: a young man playing a violin. Rather than make an adversary, Rowan suggests they travel and play together, but he soon regrets his offer. . .

Publisher: Victoria, B.C. : Orca Book Publishers, 2012
ISBN: 1459800389
Characteristics: 201 p. :,map ;,21 cm


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Mar 13, 2013
  • branch_reviews rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

When Rowans family dies from the plague, he is left to travel among the small towns and villages of Prosper in his family’s caravan, playing his button box for audiences in order to make a living. He meets Samik, a young man on the run from a murderous warlord. Samik also has “the Sight” (he’s able to see and hear ghosts)—and he sees and hears Rowan’s sister, Ettie. As Rowan and Samik travel through the small towns, playing music and evading Jago, Ettie becomes a major character in the novel, as she helps them along the way. An exciting story with characters the reader will be rooting for. Reviewed by GE


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  • branch_reviews rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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