by Marly Youmans
Synopsis of Ingledove
After rowing across the waters that cover what was once theirhome, a valley intentionally flooded during World War II,Ingledove and her older brother, Lang, visit their mother'sremotely situated grave, where they find a mysteriousinscription on her headstone: "A daughter of Adantis." Vaguelyremembering hearing of Adantis when they were younger, thetwo siblings find themselves unwittingly entering into it, amagical place hidden deep in the Great Smoky Mountains. Butthey seem predestined to encounter something terrible as theycontinue what Lang thinks is just a good camping trip. Astrange music hangs in the air, and eventually Lang isentranced by its source - at first sight, a beautiful woman. Infact, she is part serpent, an ancient creature of evil who is outto drain the life from Lang. Only with the help of a man calledthe Master of Witchmasters and only by venturing intoenchanted tunnels will Ingledove be able to save her brotherfrom death.
Mining the rich legends of the Cherokee Indians, MarlyYoumans has crafted a decidedly American fantasy written inbreathtaking prose.
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