Ann Ewan
   
 

Ann Ewan was born in England and currently lives in North York, Ontario. She works as an Information Developer for IBM Canada, and has worked in the past as an Animal Health Technician and has written articles for Veterinary Technician magazine. She received a degree in Linguistics from the University of Toronto, specializing in Old English, Irish Gaelic and Latin. Ann Ewan's first book, Firedrake was nominated for the 2004 Snow Willow Young Readers Choice Award.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  


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YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

240 pages/trade paper

Available in the US
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ISBN: 978-1-897235-01-0
List Price: $15.95

Ann Ewan

 
Following her dazzling debut young adult novel Firedrake, Ann Ewan once again creates a unique fantasy world with an indelible set of characters, but this time the achievement is marked by a darker quest. In Brondings’ Honour, there is intense conflict as the hero, Dayraven, clashes against the powerful forces of Alcuin. Dayraven is the healer for her isolated and warlike clan, and although the role does not belong to a woman, it is she who is magically chosen to make the dangerous journey far from home, and she who must avenge the death of a clan leader and take his place. While self doubt and personal weakness challenge her will to go on, Dayraven learns that evil can be defeated if you are honest and courageous.
Ewan’s love of Old English and Irish Gaelic is clearly present in the dialogue, as is her fascination with the traditional black arts, wizardry, spells, charms, and enchantment.

Ages 13+

  • 2007 CCBC "Our Choice" selection

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YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

520 pages / Mass Market

Available in the US
World Rights Available

ISBN: 978-1-894345-45-3
List Price: $12.95

Ann Ewan

 

In the land of Perin, the mystical Firedrake is the source of power and longevity for the evil ruling Arkanan wizards. But signs portend their doom: The maggots disappeared, and Varian shot a scornful look at Hinton as she replied. “The same thing, Kron, always the same. The Firedrake destroyed by our three enemies, a blind woman, a madman, and a wizard.” Although Shan cannot see well and is barely an adult, she teams up with her unlikely companions — a madman (a handsome but rather depressed warrior) and a wizard (a well-intentioned but ineffective magician) — to destroy the Firedrake and free the Perinan people.

Echoing the best of the new sword and sorcery tradition, Firedrake takes its place beside the work of Robert Jordan and Elizabeth Haydon. Firedrake is in breadth, scope and style one of the most ambitious and successful young adult fantasy novels yet written.

Ages 9-13

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