From the Isle of Echoes the forces of good and evil are held in harmony by those who hear and sing. When a mainlander's ship is wreeked and the Merlee half creatures are heard crying across the waves the lives of three novice Singers are changed forever. Rialle, the heroine, who hears the cry of the Merlee, is sent to calm them with Challa, her voice as sweet as sunlight. Frenn, her friend and protector, follows as a stowaway while Kherron, the rebel, allows his desire for freedom to take him into danger and a headlong clash with the enemy and their mysterious powers. All are caught up in a dangerous and sinister web, battling against the powers of darkness that threaten to destroy their world.
Katherine Roberts (1962 - ) is a part English, part Welsh fantasy author with a bit of Spanish blood in there too! She studied Mathematics at the University of Bath, and then worked with racehorses for ten years while writing short stories for genre magazines. Her first book "Song Quest" won the 2000 Branford Boase Award for best debut novel for young readers, launching her career as a children's author.
She also writes historical fiction, including "I am the Great Horse" about Alexander the Great's warhorse Bucephalas, and contributes to the group blog http://the-history-girls.blogspot.com.
Katherine's website with more details of her books can be found at http://www.katherineroberts.co.uk.