Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 12
- Grade: 8 to 12
- Reading age: 12
In The Bonemender, Gabrielle took her talent for healing into battle where her father died in her arms; she fell in love with a man who turned out to be an Elf, with a lifespan many times that of a Human, and she learned that she was not whom she had believed herself to be. Now, the war is over, but the threat from across the mountains has only withdrawn for the time-being, and danger lurks closer to home. Both Gabrielle and her brother Tristan must fight for their lives and for those they love, as Gabrielle struggles to save a young man who thinks himself her enemy.
About the author
Holly Bennett is the author of multiple young adult novels, all published by Orca Books. Her writing draws from fantasy and mythology but is always grounded in the characters and relationships in the stories. Holly worked for many years as an editor with Today's Parent magazine and is now the editor of Education Canada, as well as a freelance writer and editor. Born in Montreal, Holly now lives in Peterborough, Ontario, with her family. When she tears herself away from the computer, she enjoys singing in choirs, yoga, being in nature, musical get-togethers with friends and family, hanging out with her three grown sons, and of course reading. For more information, visit www.hollybennett.ca.
- Short-listed, Stellar Award nominee
- Commended, CCBC Our Choice
"An engaging and enjoyable read."
Canadian Book Review Annual
"Readers get a satisfying conclusion to the story...Bennett shows how patience and compassion can bridge cultural barriers."
"Readers will find it hard to put the book down."
"Readers who enjoyed the first book in this high fantasy series will take pleasure in this exciting sequel."
"Engaging characters, suspense, a subtle dose of humor and wonderfully descriptive tones...with strong ties to honor, love, family and friendship."
"A powerful story that will grab the reader's attention and refuse to let go...A highly recommended read."
"[Holly Bennett's] prose is elegant and her insight into her characters' thoughts and hearts is moving and delightful. Excellent."