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- ISBN: 1423314611 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
- ISBN: 9781423314615 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
- Publisher: [Grand Haven, Mich.] : Brilliance Audio, 2006.
|General Note:|| Downloadable audio file.
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|Participant or Performer Note:|| Read by Dick Hill.
|Summary, etc.:|| Pellar is an orphan taken in by Masterharper Zist. Though born mute, Pellar is a gifted tracker, and when Zist sets off to take over as harper for Natalon's coal-mining camp, Pellar, along with his fire-lizard, Chitter, joins him on a secret mission of his own: to find out if reported thefts of coal are the work of the Shunned, criminals condemned to a life of wandering and hardship. Halla is one of the children of the Shunned. Though innocent of their parents' crimes, these children have inherited their cruel punishment. Lack of food, shelter, and clothes is their lot; hope is unknown to them. And what future would they hope for? Without a hold to call their own, there will be no protection for them when the lethal Thread inevitably falls again. Life is particularly tough for Halla. Her family gone, she must fend for herself. Yet despite the brutality of her surroundings, Halla is kind and gentle, devoted to those more helpless than she.
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