The Floating Island : the lost journals of Ven Polypheme
The morning of my fiftieth birthday found me, as the last twenty had, sneakily examining my chin in the looking glass, searching for a sign, any small sign, of a whisker. And, once again, as on the previous twenty birthdays, I found nothing. Absolutely nothing. It may seem strange to you that I was... Full description
The morning of my fiftieth birthday found me, as the last twenty had, sneakily examining my chin in the looking glass, searching for a sign, any small sign, of a whisker. And, once again, as on the previous twenty birthdays, I found nothing. Absolutely nothing. It may seem strange to you that I was able to reach the age of fifty years and still have my face remain as smooth and hairless as a green melon, and you would be right. Many lads of my race begin sprouting their beards by the tender age of thirty, and nearly all of them have a full layer of short growth, known as their Bramble, by forty-five. It is all but unheard of among the Nain for a boy to reach his fiftieth year without at least some sign that his beard is beginning to grow in. But then, this is certainly not the first thing about me that the rest of the Nain in the city of Vaarn think of as odd.
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
368 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Elizabeth Haydon was born in 1965. She is a fantasy author. She has written two fantasy series set within the same universe. The first is the fantasy/romance/whodunit fusion called The Symphony of Ages and the second is a young adult series called The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme.
The Symphony of Ages books series consists of the Rhapsody Trilogy, the two Middle Books, and, as of January 2014, the first book of The War of the Known World Trilogy. The Rhapsody Trilogy is based on three characters who find themselves in a land on the brink of disaster. Rhapsody, the main character, is a Namer, a profession that includes passing down the history of the people. As a Namer, Rhapsody, can only speak the truth. A Namer has incredible power because when they speak they describe the very nature of a person or a thing. In some instances a Namer can change the parameters of a person or a thing by giving it a new name. When Rhapsody meets up with her two future companions she accidentally uses her Naming power to rename The Brother, a ruthless assassin, to "Achmed The Snake."
(Bowker Author Biography)