When her brother duels the world’s most powerful wizard, Aino is cursed; if she can’t break the spell in time, she’ll be trapped—forever.
To Aino, the idea of spending her life warming the bed of a wrinkled old man—especially when it means life without her secretly betrothed love—is horrifying. But that is the fate that awaits her because her brother, Jouko, has dueled the famed wizard Vane—and lost.
At the last moment, the old man agreed to spare Jouko’s life in exchange for Aino’s hand, and the contract is sealed with magic that cannot be undone by anyone but Vane himself. Aino swears she’ll never marry against her will, yet with only two days until the wizard comes for her, she must find a way to break the deep magic of the contract, or she’ll be Vane’s prisoner for life. Her efforts might free her from the old wizard, but her escape could mean merely exchanging one kind of prison for another.
Based on a Nordic myth in the Finnish Kalevala, which inspired Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and Gandalf himself, comes Song Breaker from a USA Today bestselling author.
Band of Sisters won the 2010 Whitney Award in the General fiction category.
Band of Sisters: Coming Home took the Silver Quill award from the League of Utah Writers.
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Co-written by Annette Lyon, Josi S. Kilpack, Heather B. Moore, and Julie Wright. Each set of 4 books can be read in any order, but it’s best to read Set 1 before Set 2. The final title,TYING THE KNOT, was written by all four authors and shows where all eight women end up.
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Song Breaker (release: August 8, 2017) is a retelling of the Aino myth from the Finnish Kalevala. While it was written with adults in mind, it is entirely appropriate for youth to read it as well.
The Golden Cup of Kardak is loosely based on the late painter James Christiansen’s piece, The Timpanogos Storyteller and is aimed at a younger readership, although adults enjoy it as well. It is currently available on as an ebook, but the paperback is in the works.
THE GOLDEN CUP OF KARDAK – E-book
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Set of 4 historical novels, each set around one of the old Mormon temples in Utah. Only the first two are directly connected, and then rather loosely, as the epilogue of the first features the main character of the second.
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