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by Louise Marley

Category: Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subcategory: Children
Author: Louise Marley
ISBN: 067005965X
ISBN13: 978-0670059652
Language: English
Publisher: Viking Juvenile; 1st Printing edition (October 20, 2005)
Pages: 304
Fb2 eBook: 1571 kb
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A friend introduced me to Louise Marley's Ice Planet series. I read three of them and then discovered the 4th; Singer In The Snow. With her love and understanding of music, and marvelous imagination, Ms. Marley has created wonderful stories that draw you right into them

A friend introduced me to Louise Marley's Ice Planet series. Marley has created wonderful stories that draw you right into them. They are absolutely thrilling and magical at the same time, with plenty of suspense.

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Singer in the Snow book. As Louise Marley, she writes fantasy and science fiction, including THE TERRORISTS OF IRUSTAN and THE CHILD GODDESS. Writing as Cate Campbell, she published the historical trilogy BENEDICT HALL. Books by Louise Marley. Mor. rivia About Singer in the Snow. Finding the right words is hard!

A friend introduced me to Louise Marley's Ice Planet series.

Louise Marley, a performer of classical music, is the author of several novels including The Terrorists of Irustan and The Glass Harmonica, which was the co-winner (with Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Telling) of the 2001 Endeavour Award for outstanding achievement in science fiction or fantasy. She lives in Redmond, Washington, with her husband and son.

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Singer in the Snow is Louise Marley's best novel yet. It is a very intimate coming of age story, with strong, beautifully drawn characters that strike a chord from page one. The ice planet of Nevya is captivating and Marley's background as a musician brings a sense of realism to th. . The ice planet of Nevya is captivating and Marley's background as a musician brings a sense of realism to the psychic gifts of Mreen and Emle. Ultimately this book is a rewarding blend of SF and fantasy in the vein of Anne McCaffrey's DragonRiders and I couldn't put it down. You don't need to read the earlier Nevya books to enjoy this one, but now I'm definitely going to seek them out. Highly.

About Singer in the Snow. Remember the first time you read Le Guin’s Earthsea novels or Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings? All that timeless magic and wisdom is just as powerful in Marley’s latest-an instant classic. Paul Goat Allen, Explorations On Nevya, summer comes once every five years, and to be outside after nightfall is fatal. Its people rely on their Cantors and Cantrixes, men and women with the ability to channel psi energy through music, creating heat and light. Mreen is possibly the most talented Cantrix on Nevya-but she is unable to make a sound.

All that timeless magic and wisdom is just as powerful in Marley’s latest-an instant classic. Paul Goat Allen, Explorations.

Remember the first time you read Le Guin’s Earthsea novels or Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings? All that timeless magic and. All that timeless magic and wisdom is just as powerful in Marley’s latest-an instant classic. On Nevya, summer comes once every five years, and to be outside after nightfall is fatal.

Singer in the Snow - Louise Marley. Singer in the Snow is a wonderful book. Not realizing that it was part of an extended universe when I read it, I found myself able to fully understand all that Marley was describing

Singer in the Snow - Louise Marley. Not realizing that it was part of an extended universe when I read it, I found myself able to fully understand all that Marley was describing. The idea of a world where it is necessary to develop psionic abilities to survive is brilliantly played upon in this book, as is the notion that a gift can also be a curse at times. While I liked Mreen quite a bit, I connected more to Emle over the course of the book.

Gifted with the ability to channel psi energy and light to create a warm environment for the "ice planet" of Nevya, Mreen, known as a Singer, is unable to speak aloud and must join forces with her interpreter Emle when a young Singer's psi-Gift talents are exploited by her abusive stepfather.
Comments to eBook Singer in the Snow
Bele
Ugh, this was immensely unsatisfying.

Let me start by saying that the author's prose is lovely. The characters are well-written and consistent. The world-building is intriguing. But the plot? The story? The character development?

The only real tension in the story <spoiler>(the abuse)</spoiler> is completely ignored. It's never resolved. The plot point that the author orchestrated to be the main conflict however, fell flat. Everything was tied up too neatly, too quickly, too easily. Emle's struggle with her Gift, also resolved too easily and neatly, with no real effort on her part.

<spoiler>What really floored me was how no one came forward to bring Axl to justice for his crimes against his family. He is finally brought to justice for what amounts to stealing and selling children (which, actually, is legal in this world, yet he is punished for it anyway), while his long years of emotional and physical abuse of his family (which at one point is actually stated to be illegal), is never addressed. He's never brought to justice for it. There was some judgy-ness and victim-blaming towards the wife, who continues to stick with her abuser straight through the epilogue and for the rest of her life, I imagine. The two main characters go all passive even though they are witness to the abuse's after-effects. Horrible, just horrible. If someone, any of them, had managed to work up to confronting this abuse and having it brought to justice.....it would have been so incredibly satisfying, much more so than the contrived conflict the author shoves on us instead.

As it stands, Marley's message to the reader seems to be, "If you or someone you care about is being abused, just chill out and wait for events to take care of things themselves. By all means, don't contact the authorities. Watch and wait, folks. The bad man will eventually be taken away for something completely unrelated and everyone will live happily ever after." What bull! And this is a message she's inserting into literature written for young people....sick. Absolutely sick. </spoiler>

I had such high hopes for this book going into it. The summary was intriguing, the writing was beautiful, the characters were sympathetic, the world interesting. But the author completely fails to deliver anything remotely satisfying in terms of plot, story, and character growth. I'd been wanting to read some of her other books (the original trilogy of this story, plus a couple others), but I won't bother now.
Samardenob
A friend introduced me to Louise Marley's Ice Planet series. I read three of them and then discovered the 4th; Singer In The Snow. With her love and understanding of music, and marvelous imagination, Ms. Marley has created wonderful stories that draw you right into them. They are absolutely thrilling and magical at the same time, with plenty of suspense. They are very hard to put down. They leave you wondering what is next. Will the second sun come and stay? Will the ship finally arrive to rescue them?
I will never think of music in quite the same way after reading these fun books.
Danial
The book was enjoyable, and I found myself eager to found out what was going to happen next in the story. Although the story isn't as action packed as many other fantasy novels, I think the author did a great job with the characters and their development.
Levion
It was nice to revisit the world Louse created in the first 3 books, but I was expecting her to have solved the crisis of not enough gifted children in this one. Maybe she has more story in mind. Still it was as enjoyable as the first ones.
Cesar
In this inventive and well-told fantasy, Marley creates a world bound by ice and snow, where the daily ritual of quirna is all that keeps its residents from death. Those who create the ritual are called Singers, their ability to channel their Gift - a psionic power - and create warmth carefully trained at the Conservatory before they are sent out into greater society to serve. Emle is training to be a Singer, but while her technical skills are perfect, she can't control her psionic power. Frustrated and angry at the unreliability of her gift, she wonders what she'll do with her life if she can't become a full Singer.

When she's sent to a holding named Tarus to help interpret for Mreen, a new Cantrix with a great gift but without the ability to speak, it may be her last chance to master her gift. The novel deftly switches between Emle's point of view, and her struggles to not be jealous of Mreen's greater gift, and that of Mreen, as she struggles with the great responsibility placed on her shoulders in assuming her new position at Tarus, and with her shame over the circumstances of her birth. When Emle and Mreen arrive at Tarus they step right into a difficult situation with the apprentice hrussmaster, Luke, who is trying to protect his little sister, Gwin, from their abusive stepfather.

Marley unfolds a story that is rich with internal conflict, as each of her characters has to discover their own strength and path in life, and yet keeps a quick pace. Not strongly action-oriented, her novel is more about her characters and the decisions they face. By focusing on three central characters she can touch on many of the themes of adolescence; searching for meaning, struggling with the new responsibilities of adulthood, and knowing when to stand up for yourself, thus giving readers a lot they can relate to. Though this book is set in a world she has written in before, it can be read on its own even if you haven't read the others in the series.

Reviewed by: Dena Landon
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