Scent of Magic

Scent of Magic

Book - 1998
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Baker & Taylor
Willadene, a young orphan and apprentice to a revered herbalist, must draw on her uniquely heightened sense of smell to uncover an unknown evil that threatens her world and draws her on a perilous quest into a dark and deadly realm of shadows to rescue an abducted prince

Blackwell North Amer
Norton's latest creation is a faraway dukedom rich in intoxicating aromas: powerful fragrances carried on gentle breezes, some with the capacity to enchant and befuddle, some capable even of toppling great leaders from their thrones. A scullery maid - an orphaned child - possesses an uncanny ability to sense and understand the magical odors that pervade her world; a talent/curse that carries young Willadene far from the fetid kitchen and a repulsive impending marriage, into an apprenticeship with a revered herbalist and, ultimately, to the highest circles of the Ducal court.
But there is a malevolence lurking within the castle's walls, inspiring brazen treacheries and usurpations...and a foul abduction as unthinkable as it is unexpected. Something horribly strange and forbidden has struck at the dawn of a new day of corruption and terror. And a young girl finds the heightened sense that has been her fortune now drawing her inextricably down into a maelstrom of evil. Now a great quest is in Willadene's future: a journey to a place of darkness; of tainted covenants and ancient battles of blood and sacrifice when monsters warred with heroes. For the extraordinary power that has molded her destiny is propelling her toward shocking self-knowledge and an impossible rescue in a realm of shadows, secrets, and devastated hope where the invincible lord of abominations reigns.

Baker
& Taylor

Willadene, a young orphan and apprentice to a revered herbalist, must draw on her uniquely heightened sense of smell to uncover an unknown evil that threatens her world and draws her on a perilous quest into a dark and deadly realm of shadows to rescue an abducted prince. 11,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Avon Books, 1998.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780380976874
0380976870
Branch Call Number: NOR
Characteristics: 361 p. ; 24 cm.

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