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Kate Constable

Kate Constable(1966- )
Kate Constable is an Australian author. Read excerpts of her work at Kate Constable’s website.

Chanters of Tremaris

Chanters of Tremaris — (2004-2006) Young adult. Publisher: Calwyn has lived all her life behind the high ice-wall that guards the sisters of Antaris from the world of Tremaris. The sisters practice ice chantment — one of the Nine Powers of chantment, a form of magic worked through music. But when Calwyn finds an Outlander man fallen, wounded, through the wall, she is drawn to him … and drawn into a wondrous, dangerous adventure that takes her outside the wall and to the limits of her own powers, as she, the Outlander Darrow, and others unite to defeat the sorcerer Samis, who seeks to claim all Nine Powers and become the Singer of All Songs.

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The Singer of All Songs by Kate Constable

In the world of Tremaris, there are nine types of magic. Ninth is the power of tongue, the ability to speak in all languages. Eighth is the power of beasts, commanding all animals at will. Seventh is the power of seeming, which creates illusions in the mind. Sixth is the power of wind, which commands weather. Fifth is the power of iron, commanding all that belongs to the earth excepting anything living, fire, wind and water. Fourth is the power of becoming, which quickens growth and change. Third is the power of fire, which commands all that is light and hot. Second is the power of ice, commanding all that is cold. The first power is the unknown power, the power of the Gods. All of these powers  are controlled by those who can sing the ancient songs.

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Other books by Kate Constable

fantasy book reviews Taste of Lightening Kate ConstableThe Taste of Lightning — (2007) Publisher: Tansy, Perrin, and Skir could hardly be more different — a laundry-maid, a swordsman and a young Priest-King whose countries are at war. But their frantic escape from Arvestel thrusts them together. Pursued by soldiers, haunted by the Witch-Woman’s sinister magic, they ride for their lives through hostile lands. To survive they must learn to trust each other, strip away the layers of deception that surround Skir, and challenge the tyranny of the Witch-Woman. But what will happen if all truths are revealed? And will the power of the Priest-King be enough to bring peace to the Threelands?


 

fantasy and science fiction book reviewsCicada Summer — (2009) Ages 9-12. Publisher:When Eloise’s get-rich-quick dad moves them back to his home town to turn the derelict family mansion into a convention center, Eloise feels an immediate bond with the old house. She begins spending all her time there, ignoring her strange grandmother and avoiding the friendly boy next door. Then Eloise meets a “ghost girl” who may or may not be from the house’s past, and events take a strange — and ultimately dangerous — turn. Beautifully written, poignant, and gripping, this is a charming and atmospheric story of personal growth, overcoming grief, and the true nature of friendship and family.


fantasy and science fiction book reviewsCrow Country — (2011) Ages 9-12. Publisher: From the author of the Chanters of Tremaris series comes a contemporary time travel fantasy, grounded in the landscape of Australia. Beginning and ending, always the same, always now. The game, the story, the riddle, hiding and seeking. Crow comes from this place; this place comes from Crow. And Crow has work for you. Sadie isn’t thrilled when her mother drags her from the city to live in the country town of Boort. But soon she starts making connections — with the country, with the past, with two boys, Lachie and Walter, and, most surprisingly, with the ever-present crows. When Sadie is tumbled back in time to view a terrible crime, she is pulled into a strange mystery. Can Sadie, Walter, and Lachie figure out a way to right old wrongs, or will they be condemned to repeat them? A fantasy ground in mythology, this novel has the backing of a full consultative process on the use of indigenous lore.