The Mapmaker's War: Keeper of Tales Trilogy: Book One
This will be the map of your heart, old woman. In an ancient time, in a faraway land, a young woman named Aoife is allowed a rare apprenticeship to become her kingdom’s mapmaker, tasked with charting the entire domain. Traveling beyond its borders, she finds a secretive people who live in peace,... show more
This will be the map of your heart, old woman. In an ancient time, in a faraway land, a young woman named Aoife is allowed a rare apprenticeship to become her kingdom’s mapmaker, tasked with charting the entire domain. Traveling beyond its borders, she finds a secretive people who live in peace, among great wealth. They claim to protect a mythic treasure, one connected to the creation of the world. When Aoife reports their existence to her kingdom, the community is targeted as a threat. Attempting to warn them of imminent danger, Aoife is exiled for treason and finds refuge among the very people who had been declared her enemy. With them, she begins a new life surrounded by kindness, equality, and cooperation. But within herself, Aoife has no peace. She cannot share the grief she feels for the home and children she left behind. She cannot bear the warrior scars of the man she comes to love. And when she gives birth to their gifted daughter, Aoife cannot avoid what the child forces her to confront about her past and its truth. On this most important of journeys, there is no map to guide her. In this tale—her autobiography— Aoife reveals her pain and joy, and ultimately her transformation. The Mapmaker’s War is a mesmerizing, utterly original adventure about love and loss and the redemptive power of the human spirit. Watch for its epic sequel, The Chronicle of Secret Riven, in 2014.
Publish date: March 5th 2013
Publisher: Atria Books
Pages no: 226
Edition language: English
Series: Keeper of Tales Trilogy (#1)
This is a book that slowly creeps up on you. Initially, I wasn't really buying in but as the story moves forward and she finally joins the others, it really takes off. The relationship between her second husband and herself is one of the most beautifully recognized that I have seen except for maybe ...
This was an extremely strangely written story for me as I had never read anything written in second person narrative before.'Thank you, but I'll wait to eat them. Stained fingers, stained map, you said.You're tame enough to feed by hand, said he.'Adding to the confusing way of writing was the comple...