- Series: Tales of Kolmar
- Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: Tor Fantasy; 1st edition (May 15, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0812550447
- ISBN-13: 978-0812550443
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 2 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 125 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,131,706 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Song In The Silence: The Tale of Lanen Kaelar (Tales of Kolmar) Mass Market Paperback – May 15, 1998
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From Library Journal
Abandoned as a baby by her mother, orphaned at 23 by the cold man she thought was her father, Lanen Kaeler leaves home to find Dragon Isle of which she has long dreamt. This adventure fantasy by a gifted storyteller belongs on most fantasy collection shelves.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Every time it looks as if dragons had been done to death, along comes a yarn like this to revive them. Lanen Kaelar has always dreamed of dragons. Now she sets out on a long, perilous, winding road to find them. As she proceeds, magic seems to be pursuing her; perhaps that is because she may be the child of a father who promised his firstborn to demons. The dragons she seeks are ultimately not the ones she has dreamed of, for they are divided among themselves over whether the best way to preserve their ancient culture is to deal with humans or to shun them. With excellent narrative technique, wit, and intelligence, Kerner weaves these strands into a brisk story capped by a plausible happy ending. Her very superior debut deserves its place in most fantasy collections. Roland Green --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top customer reviews
Like others have stated, the change in first person POVs can be tricky, especially if you find yourself having to tear yourself away from the book for long periods of time. However, you gain a mastery over the different voices and characters after becoming accustomed to the changes. It adds depth to each character, and insight to the feelings of different personalities of each character you're given a chance to explore.
Lanen is a wonderful voice to read through- she demonstrates characteristics that I feel many popular female characters in today's young adult audiences have been lacking in. Her never failing courage, pure heart, self-confidence, and natural instincts are elements I feel young female readers need to be exposed to, and this book would be an ideal choice for them. This is not to say I wouldn't recommend it to young male readers- there is plenty of action and danger to get them deeply invested, as well.
The characters are engaging and the plot is unique and exciting. I liked the naivety and innocence of Lanen, full of confidence in her ability to overcome any obstacle that the world might throw in her path, and determination to reach her goal of visiting and communicating with the dragons. In the begining of the tale she is completely unaware of the dark and dangerous forces searching for her, or of the impact that her destiny may have on the world. Other characters were also very well formed, although without much shades of grey (good or evil, but not in between).
When I realized that the whole book would be told in the first person, I didn't think that I would enjoy it. However, I found that I wasn't bothered by it in the least, and that it actually enhanced parts of the story by allowing the author to reveal intimate details of key characters that helped flesh out and give feeling to some of the dragons and the villians. I actually thought that the writing style was top notch and was especially impressed because this was the first of Kerner's books.
I really look forward to reading the others in the series, and can pretty much guarentee that they won't spend much time on the "to read" shelf.
Of course, if you can get past that, the book is amazing. It takes a while to get to the romance, and in that you have your typical fantasy plot, but all in all its a good mix of the two. The romance is very enjoyable, however.
Ms. kerner did a good job, and I look forward to reading the future books in this series!
I love this book, Elizabeth Kerner is a fantastic writer. I wish I could write as well as she does. The story is just amazing, makes you want to read and read till you have finished. Also, uhm clever title? Yes, absolutely.