I wish someone would take that idea and rewrite the book on something higher than a fourth grade reading level. Readers will no doubt anxiously await the sequel. Voice of Youth Advocates, December, 2006, Michele Winship, review of The Bonemender's Oath, p. But what awaits her on that bloody field is worse than anything she has imagined. It can be a little wanting for explaining in the beginning, but it all leads to a big explanation that adds to the storyline. Unfortunately, it reads as though it was written by a tween pretending to be an adult.
One and a half stars out of five. Loved this book but I think it should be longer with all the different things that happen within it. These aspects make this novel, though in some aspects the typical fantasy story, a unique and engaging novel that it was a pleasure to read. But it smooths out from there. Born in Montreal, Holly now lives in Peterborough, Ontario, with her family. How will either of them survive the upcoming battles? Gabrielle, a bone-mender and King Jerome's daughter, was with him when he died on the battlefield. But Gabrielle and Féolan's hearts are torn now that they are no longer together.
The story is unique, and I love the characters. Her writing got better through the book, and while a little predictable she still kept me very worried about one of her main characters for awhile so much so that I found myself gripping the book and leaning toward the page Overall a decent read, not amazing but above average. Now, if I'm not working on a story, I'm looking for one! It can be a little wanting for explaining in the beginning, but it all leads to a big explanation that adds to the storyline. But these characters, I like. They have yet to understand that the threat from across the mountains has only withdrawn and they will have to fight for their lives and those of the ones they love, as another threa The war is over, but the danger is not.
But what awaits her on that bloody field is worse than anything she has imagined. The story picks up quickly, and doesn't slow down at all. Like you haven't noticed him. One day a stranger arrives, desperately seeking help for his injured friend. I finished high school in Ontario and went on to study English and Native Studies at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. It's written as though she is a teenager, not a woman.
Awards, Honors Public Library Books for the Teen Age inclusion, and International Reading Association Notable Children's Book designation, both 2006, and White Pine Award honor designation, 2007, all for The Bonemender. The plot line was generic, a younge woman who is extraordinary with no real reason for it, but I thought that would leave room for interesting twists curtesy of Mrs. Still, though, everything mysteriously comes together to make a powerful story that will grab the reader's attention and refuse to let go! School Library Journal Book Verdict. The servants with the stretcher shuffled their feet and fidgeted; they knew her reputation and knew better than to disturb her, but inaction in the face of emergency galled them. I was about to ask, Can you support your friend off the horse? The war between Gabrielle's people and those of the mysterious Greffier across the Krylian mountains is done, but Gabrielle's struggle to keep her people together and herself alive, while keeping to the oath she swore as a bonemender, is far from over.
As Verdeau arms for war, Gabrielle must mobilize the bonemenders and prepare herself for the nightmarish work of battlefield healing. Speaking of her family, Gabrielle's brother Tristan has troubles of his own. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To Gabrielle's wonder, they are Elves, a people not seen in Verdeau in many years. This is a romantic fantasy of a strong female character who isn't a warrior but a healer or bonemender. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. About this Item: Orca Book Publishers.
Feolan falls in love with Gabrielle and their romance is stilted and unbelievable. I honestly could not read more than 50 pages per day because of the sappiness in some parts. Between her work as a healer and her duties as one of the royal family of Verdeau, her life is busy, comfortable and predictable -- until the day a stranger arrives at her gate, desperately seeking help for his injured friend. Féolan, however, was almost as still as Gabrielle. The plot was well written and the characters well developed. It seemed that Gabrielle had just met the Elf, Feolan, saved his friend, Danais life when she discovers that Feolan's her soulmate. The dark and dangerous LaBarque wants Rosalie for himself, and he's crazy enough to do whatever it takes--unless Tristan can stop him in time, saving himself as well as Rosalie.
At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Wiskoff, review of The Bonemender's Oath, p. Gabrielle's the main character, but the other characters you meet are equally as strong since you read about them a lot and experience their problems and thoughts. I certainly enjoyed the Bonemender! T I'm enjoying these books. As Verdeau arms for war, Gabrielle must mobilize the bonemenders and prepare herself for the nightmarish work of battlefield healing. Her adoptive parents and family love her, and she and Féolan develop their feelings for one another over time.
About this Item: Orca Book Publishers, 2005. At times his own eyes were closed, his expression one of deep concentration rather than sleep. Meanwhile, war begins, and she goes to the battlefields to help. I don't think enough time was spent developing the relationship between the two main characters, and the story suffered for it. However, the Greffaires might have different ideas about what is to come. I normally think that books can't move fast enough, so for me to think something moves too quickly. Usually I save 1 stars for those that aren't.
His humour and lightheartedness is an important contrast to Gabrielle and the more serious elves. She read pages from her manuscript aloud to her youngest son at bedtime. Now I work from home as a freelance writer and editor, including as editor of Education Canada magazine, and work on my fiction whenever I can find the time. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. To Gabrielle's wonder, they are Elves, a people not seen in Verdeau in many years. Before becoming a writer and editor, Holly was a researcher for Aboriginal organizations and a youth employment counselor.