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The Darkangel

The Darkangel

Spring 1982 Fiction
Ages: 10 & Up
Author: Meredith Ann Pierce
ISBN: 0613075900
Hardcover Price: $14.15
Review:
Small and blonde, Aeriel appears to be an insignificant slip of a girl. Being a servant to the daughter of the ruler of the village is certainly unremarkable- except that the village is on the moon. Following her mistress, Eoduin, into mountainous, dangerous territory, Aeriel is the terrified witness to Eoduin's abduction by the Darkangel, an exquisitely beautiful vampyre. Resolutely setting out to find and confront the vampyre, Aeriel is, of course, found by him. This strange, rich, evocative fantasy not only stirs up familiar longings in the reader, it satisfies them. Traces of fantasies that shaped the author's imagination and universal images from myth and faerie are blended with Aeriel's human qualities of love and fortitude to shape an excellent fantasy.
Review   ©1982 Parents' Choice


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