Or plop a baby elephant on your head and "voila", a hairstyle the entire family can feel ashamed about.
Maybe it'll even increase your memory-- so you remember never to do this again.
Just turn it into some other fuzzy bastard.
The pair rushes toward the capital, intent to stop an imminent war, pursued by Reuel Dorwan (a dark wizard who has taken a keen interest in Sydelle) and plagued by unusually wild weather. But the sudden earthquakes and freak snowstorms may not be a coincidence. As Sydelle discovers North's dark secret and the reason for his interest in her and learns to master her own mysterious power, it becomes increasingly clear that the fate of the kingdom rests in her fingertips. She will either be a savior, weaving together the frayed bonds between Saldorra and Auster, or the disastrous force that destroys both kingdoms forever.
Who's Team North? KAYLA IS!!
Wonderful, wonderful book that little people are aware of- and I'm proud to be one of them.'
It just came out, really--March 23, 2010. Quite new.
North is charming and distasteful, clever and humorous.
Sydelle (or Syd as North likes to call her) is the easily loveable heroine who kicks ass her own way.
Slipping into Sydelle's feelings and thoughts was effortless, usually pleasant- and I often found myself muddling them with my own.
When I ordered this book online, there was hardcover and library bound.
Guess who got the expensive one!
Dumbasses. Really, it was only a few bucks more. But, yes.
If you're really interested, here's another synopsis (and on the author's site is a link to the first chapter, I've heard)-
Sydelle Mirabil is living proof that, with a single drop of rain, a life can be changed forever. Tucked away in the farthest reaches of the kingdom, her dusty village has suffered under the weight of a strangely persistent drought. That is, of course, until a wizard wanders into town and brings the rain with him.
In return for this gift, Wayland North is offered any reward he desires—and no one is more surprised than Sydelle when, without any explanation, he chooses her. Taken from her home, Sydelle hardly needs encouragement to find reasons to dislike North. He drinks too much and bathes too little, and if that isn’t enough to drive her to madness, North rarely even uses the magic he takes such pride in possessing. Yet, it’s not long before she realizes there’s something strange about the wizard, who is as fiercely protective of her as he is secretive about a curse that turns his limbs a sinister shade of black and leaves him breathless with agony. Unfortunately, there is never a chance for her to seek answers.
Along with the strangely powerful quakes and storms that trace their path across the kingdom, other wizards begin to take an inexplicable interest in her as well, resulting in a series of deadly duels. Against a backdrop of war and uncertainty, Sydelle is faced with the growing awareness that these events aren’t as random as she had believed—that no curse, not even that of Wayland North, is quite as terrible as the one she herself may carry.
This book gets-- and deserves-- a 9/10 and the Kayla Seel (oh, I do love seels and seals) of Approval.
I love you all (kinda).
And last thing:
HAPPY SUMMER VACATION!