Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 12 to 15
- Grade: 7 to 10
- Reading age: 12 to 15
Arien holds the key to healing her planet.
Planet Kondar has a light side that faces the sun and a dark side in eternal night. Lightsiders have never met those on Darkside, known as Oscura. Arien lives in Kattannya on Lightside. When her parents fall through thin ice and drown, she is sold in the marketplace. The chief seer of Vor, Yaddair, purchases her.
Vor is very close to Edge, a grey wall of fog that divides Lightside from Oscura. The Oscurans are suffering from a deadly plague and some fly into Vor, bringing the disease with them. How will the Vorians cure it? And what will happen to Arien?
About the author
Lynne Kositsky is an award-winning poet and the author of several novels in Penguin's Our Canadian Girl series, including Rachel: A Mighty Big Imagining, which won the White Raven Award. Lynne's fiction has been nominated for the Geoffrey Bilson, White Pine, Golden Oak, Hackmatack Awards, in 2006 she won the Canadian Jewish Book Award for Youth for The Thought of High Windows. She lives in Vineland, Ontario, with her husband, Michael, a composer, and her two shelties, who provided the template for Tempest, the doggy character in Minerva's Voyage.
Arien is a likeable protagonist, one who has lots of courage and pluck… Readers will enjoy her tenacity and character growth, and the novel may be a good choice when wishing to introduce a reader to science fiction/fantasy.
Other titles by Lynne Kositsky
With Fearful Bravery
Our Canadian Girl Rachel
Claire by Moonlight
Our Canadian Girl Rachel #4 an Elephant Tree Christmas
Thought of High Windows, The
Our Canadian Girl: Treasury Volume One
Our Canadian Girl Rachel #3 Certificate of Freedom
Certificate Of Freedom