Hardcover, 511 pages
Published September 11th 2007 by Candlewick Press
Hem is a weary orphan whose struggle for survival ends when he is reunited with his lost sister, Maerad. But Maerad has a destiny to fulfill, and Hem is sent to the golden city of Turbansk, where he learns the ways of the Bards and befriends a mysterious white crow. When the forces of the Dark threaten, Hem flees with his protector, Saliman, and an orphan girl named Zelika to join the Light’s resistance forces. It is there that Hem has a vision and learns that he, too, has a part to play in Maerad’s quest to solve the Riddle of the Treesong.
Chapters to Read Per Week:
Week 1: Chapters 1-6
Week 2: Chapters 7-12
Week 3: Chapters 13-19
Week 4: Chapters 20-26
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