Author(s): K.S. Nikakis
With its sweeping storyline and wonderful heroine, The Song of the Silvercadesis a brilliant follow-up to the critically acclaimed, The Whisper of Leaves.The Tremen are being viciously attacked by their neighbours, the Shargh. As the death toll mounts, gold-eyed Kira, the Tremen's most gifted healer, decides she must flee north and seek help from the Tremen's long-lost warrior kin, the Terak.During her perilous journey, Kira comes across Caledon, a man driven by his belief in divine order and star patterns. Caledon offers to accompany Kira to Terak lands, but the mountainous terrain - and other forces - cause him to head into Tain territory instead.Kira's growing feelings for Caledon are undermined when she realises he is not taking her north. But just as she's about to part with him, the Shargh attack the Tain, and Kira feels compelled to delay her journey to help save the injured.Disaster strikes when Kira is captured by the Shargh, but she escapes certain death when a patrol led by Tierken, the Terak leader, frees her. Love blossoms between Kira and Tierken, only to be ruptured when Tierken refuses Kira 's desperate pleas for Terak help in saving her people.What will Kira do in order to vanquish the Shargh and save her people from destruction?
Review quote for The Whisper of Leaves"The Whisper of Leavesis fantasy supreme...an enthralling story with characters you care about."Van Ikin, Sydney Morning Herald