Melting Stones

By Tamora Pierce
(Scholastic Press, Hardcover, 9780545052641, 320pp.)

Publication Date: October 2008

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Hardcover, MP3 CD, Compact Disc, Compact Disc

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Winter 2009 Kids' List
“Evvy is an apprentice 'stone mage' who likes rocks better than people. But when she and her teacher find themselves trapped on an island with an emerging volcano, Evvy must find more strength than she's ever dreamed of to save the people she has come to care about. Melting Stones is a wonderful coming-of-age story for anyone who has ever felt out of place or alone.”
-- Sara Glassman, Little Professor Book Center, Homewood, AL


Four years have passed since Evvy left the streets of Chammur to begin her training as a stone mage. At fourteen, she's unhappy to be on a new journey with her mentor, prickly green mage Rosethorn, who has been called to the Battle Islands to determine why the plants and animals there are dying. Evvy's job is to listen and learn, but she can't keep quiet and do nothing. With the help of Luvo, the living stone heart of a mountain, Evvy uncovers an important clue. Now, with the island on the brink of disaster, it's up to Evvy to avert the destruction that looms ahead.

About the Author

Tamora Pierce is the critically acclaimed author of more than twenty novels, including the Circle of Magic and The Circle Opens quartets, THE WILL OF THE EMPRESS, MELTING STONES, and, most recently, the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling Beka Cooper trilogy. She lives in New York State with her husband, Tim, and her seven cats and two birds. Visit her online at

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