Nightwalker: The Warlocks of Talverdin, Book 1

Paperback | March 1, 2007

byK.v. Johansen

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After his guardian dies, Maurey is reduced from student to unpaid servant at his grammar school and bullied because of his black hair and eyes, which make him look as if he is related to the sorcerers who once inhabited the island. When it is discovered that Maurey is indeed a descendent of one of those sorcerers, or Nightwalkers, he is sentenced to be burned alive. He and his young rescuer flee for the Nightwalkers' hidden kingdom. Any reader who enjoys otherworld fantasy, or just a good adventure story, will not be able to put this book down.

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After his guardian dies, Maurey is reduced from student to unpaid servant at his grammar school and bullied because of his black hair and eyes, which make him look as if he is related to the sorcerers who once inhabited the island. When it is discovered that Maurey is indeed a descendent of one of those sorcerers, or Nightwalkers, he i...

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"Wait!" Chancellor Holden cried, and fast as a striking hawk he swooped forward and dragged me up by the front of my tunic.Even as he swooped, I realized that in the fall, my mother's rings had tumbled out the neck of my shirt. I clutched at them, but too late. Chancellor Holden jerked the heavy chain over my head and held it swinging ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:March 1, 2007Publisher:Orca Book PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1551434814

ISBN - 13:9781551434810

Appropriate for ages: 12

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"Wait!" Chancellor Holden cried, and fast as a striking hawk he swooped forward and dragged me up by the front of my tunic.
Even as he swooped, I realized that in the fall, my mother's rings had tumbled out the neck of my shirt. I clutched at them, but too late. Chancellor Holden jerked the heavy chain over my head and held it swinging before them all.

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Winner of the 2008 Ann Connor Brimer AwardSelected by the Ontario Library Association for their Best Bets top ten list for 2007Selected by Voya for their annual list of the Year's Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror“the fast-paced adventure, compelling characters, and conflicts that make sense will reward readers of this fully realized fantasy, a promising start to the Warlocks of Talverdin series. ” -Booklist, American Library Association“Amazingly well-developed and imagined, both character and story-wise, intelligent, and witty.” (Five Stars)  -Teens Read Too"Johansen has created a world and a cast of characters that I thoroughly enjoyed journeying with" -Resource Links"...a fast-paced adventure story...the main characters are multi-dimensional...should appeal to readers of either gender. Highly recommended." -CM Magazine Shortlisted for the 2008/09 Snow Willow Awards