Neumeier, Rachel. The city in the lake.

Author:Cole, Aimee
Position:Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

NEUMEIER, Rachel. The city in the lake. Random House. 304p. c2008. 978-0-375-947049. $18.99. JS

Reflections and magic are everywhere in Neumeier's fantasy. Readers are introduced to this magical landscape by following the life of a young girl, Timou, who is training under her father to become a mage. Timou becomes adept at finding truth in nature and people, so when the kingdom changes and Timou's father goes missing, she sets out to help. Far from her village, the story of Neill, the unfavored eldest son of the King, is also revealed. Neill and Timou come together in a search for the missing prince, the true heart of the Kingdom, who has been captured in a reflection of the city. Literal layers of the...

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