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The Tenth Power: Book 3 in the Chanters of Tremaris Trilogy

By Kate Constable

Calwyn used to be exceptional. She was the most talented of all the chanters of Tremaris, and she'd fought hard to become their leader. But then there was an accident, and the magic inside her went silent. Where there once was power, there now is nothing. Her whole life - the future she had planned with Darrow - has somehow slipped away.

All Calwyn wants to do is limp home and hide. But she can't, because although her power has gone and taken all happiness with it, her responsibilities seem to grow every day. There's a sickness attacking the chanters of Tremaris, a sickness that seems to have infected the land itself. And even though Calwyn is now just an ordinary girl with no magic left in her, she can't sit by and watch the world die.

This is a story about tremendous courage and the strength of spirit that life sometimes demands. But it's also a story of hope, because sometimes when everything you know has failed you, there is another way. Sometimes there's a tenth power - if only you can find it.

Reviews and Awards

"This satisfying conclusion to The Chanters of Tremaris Trilogy will enthrall readers with its well-defined world, characters to cheer on, vivid prose and lessons to ponder. … [R]eaders will welcome this final journey with Calwyn and her companions." - Kirkus Reviews

"As in the other two books, the detailed descriptions of the settings and the natures of the various chantments are what give the story the richness of elaborate tapestries.... [T]here is much to enjoy and ponder." - School Library Journal

"Questions about Calwyn's family history are answered here for series fans, who will be eager to see book one's vulnerable, callow adolescent arrive at both fuller self-knowledge and her long-awaited destiny." - Booklist 

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Spring 2006
Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 0-439-55482-9
Price: $16.99/$22.99
Trim Size: 6" x 9"
Page Count: 320
Foreign Rights: Allen & Unwin
Translation Rights: Allen & Unwin
Rights Available? yes

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