The Tale of Elske by Cynthia Voigt – Newbery Medalist Cynthia Voigt depicts the parallel quests of two extraordinary young women with power and compassion. List of books and book summaries by award-winning author Cynthia Voigt. as The Wings of a Falcon); The Tale of Elske (previously published as Elske). Thirteen-year-old Elske escapes rape and certain death at the hands of the leaders of her barbaric society and later becomes handmaiden to a rebellious.

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Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Voigt is a writer known for shaking up readers’ expectations, and she does just that in Elske. This isn’t a fast book or flashy book, its not horrifically violent or filled with drama. Apr 29, Paula rated it really liked it.

It became the start of the story of Elske, the Death Maiden. It was gratifying to watch as Elske changed and grew, sometimes even to the extent that she surprised herself. Lists with This Book. She is also the author of many other celebrated books for middle grade and teen readers, including Izzy, Willy-Nilly and Jackaroo.

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The baby that was destined to be Earl had a granddaughter, who now has to marry. Maybe in another time, another place. Enjoy young reader’s selections very much. My favorite scene was when Elske pretends to be a Death Maiden during the climactic scene and uses the Wolfer’s own brutal practices against them by scaring them with her ghostly appearance and eerie vengeful call.

As the electric door into the market swung open in front of me—this, I remember vividly—I thought: It stands on its own, but is interesting to read in conjunction with the others to see how the family relationships go on between the different books. Ratte Cynthia Voigt is an American author of books for young adults dealing with various topics such as adventure, mystery, racism and child abuse.


This story began as one of those What If? Elske’s Volkaric upbringing stripped her of a sense of self which is regained through her new experiences. Instead, Elske makes her way north to Trastad, a port city. Apr 30, Kelli rated it it was ok Shelves: Elske is intrigued by Beriel. Even though Elske has been chosen to be the Death Maiden of the Volkking, she escapes to begin life.

Three very different girls are assigned to be room-mates at college, and over their freshman year they learn to live together, and to be friends to one another, and to cause changes in one another. What’s the Name o It was basically about the vulnrability of a strong girl and I don’t really recomend it to any one just because you’ll drown in tears of boredome and if people thought they should read it from this review, then I’ve caused several drownings that I don’t want to be accountable for.

But where had they come from, and where were they going, and what was it about them that made them cynhhia She was awarded the Margaret A. It’s not easy to be that person.

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Dragon Wars Nick Blythe. Elske is drawn into Beriel’s struggle against the conspiracy that threatens her life. That was when I remembered the Voiyt, with its peasants and nobles, hunters and innkeepers, injustices, laws, superstitions—a whole complicated world, and I remembered Gwyn, too.

Instead it’s the quiet character moments that stand out the most. I am a big fan of Voigt’s Jackaroo, and even though I didn’t like the violence in the next two books in the series, I did take a chance on reading this fourth book.


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Especially I wondered about girls, what their lives were like, and especially what the life of a girl who voig always go along quietly might be like. When she was chosen as the Death Maiden, to be a sacrifice for the Volkking’s Death, something snapped.

There she is swept up in the world of a difficult and cold princess who is in desperate need. Will both maid and mistress always scorn the idea of the marriage bed? Elskke us what you like, so we can send you books you’ll love.

Minor character from previous book grows old and dies among the Wolfers.

Cynthia Voigt was a terrific writer. I recognize the goodness in having characters with flaws, but that doesn’t make me any less pissed at Beriel.

Give me On Fortune’s Wheel any day over this one. I had my list ready. I noticed that the children were waiting there. When the mummified remains of a girl are bequeathed to the college, Phineas and his sister find themselves in the middle of a dangerous mystery.

Best part of story, including ending: It’s a very different fantasy from what I was used to at the elskee there’s no magic or monstersbut captivated me with its thoughtful plotting and pace. That said, I liked the understated relationship between Elske and Lord Dugal.

I know it’s historic fantasy, but I couldn’t buy into all of it.

It didn’t really arouse any feelings except guilt at reading a book about this stuff.