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The Resource Skin, Ilka Tampke

Skin, Ilka Tampke

Label
Skin
Title
Skin
Statement of responsibility
Ilka Tampke
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Southwest Britain, AD 43. For the people of Caer Cad, 'skin' is their belief, their greeting, their ancestors, their land. Ailia does not have skin. Abandoned at birth, she serves the Tribequeen of her township. Ailia is forbidden to marry, left out of tribal ceremonies and, most devastatingly, barred from attending lessons. But an encounter with a mysterious fish sets her on another path. The Mothers, the tribal ancestors, have chosen her to become their highest knowledge-bearer--the Kendra. Lured by the beautiful and enigmatic Taliesin, who appears to her as both man and fish, Ailia embarks on an unsanctioned journey to attain the knowledge that will protect her people from the most terrifying invaders they have ever faced. Set in Iron-Age Britain, on the cusp of Roman invasion, 'Skin' is a thrilling, full-blooded, mesmerising novel about the collision of two worlds, and a young woman torn between two men
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Summary
Ailia is raised by Cookmother in the kitchen of the ruling family and as a young woman she serves the Tribesqueen of her township, until the day when an encounter with a magical fish (who also appears to her as a beautiful and enigmatic man named Taliesen) leads Ailia to the Mothers, the tribal ancestors who have chosen her to become their highest knowledge-bearer. Ailia's growing awareness of her future role as the tribal protector and her relationships with the two very different men she loves will be utterly tested by the imminent threat of Emperor Claudius preparing to take the island
Tone
Writing style
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10483775
Cataloging source
ANL
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Tampke, Ilka
Dewey number
823.92
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Tampke, Ilka
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True
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  • Iron age
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Tribes
  • Mermen
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
Skin, Ilka Tampke
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The song of the Kendra"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000053801754
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9781922182333
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)898124667
Label
Skin, Ilka Tampke
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The song of the Kendra"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000053801754
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9781922182333
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)898124667

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