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The Resource The Shifter

The Shifter

Label
The Shifter
Title
The Shifter
Statement of responsibility
by Janice Hardy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Fifteen-year-old Nya is an orphan struggling for survival in a city crippled by war. She is also a Taker—with her touch, she can heal injuries, pulling pain from another person into her own body.But unlike her sister Tali and the other Takers who become Healer's League apprentices, Nya's skill is flawed: she can't push that pain into pynvium, the enchanted metal used to store it. All she can do is shift it from person to person, a dangerous skill that she must keep hidden from forces occupying her city. If discovered, she'd be used as a human weapon against her own people.Rumors of another war make Nya's life harder, forcing her to take desperate risks just to find work and food. She pushes her luck too far and exposes her secret to a pain merchant eager to use her shifting ability for his own sinister purpose. At first, Nya refuses, but when Tali and other League Healers mysteriously disappear, she's faced with some difficult choices.As her father used to say, principles are a bargain at any price, but how many will Nya have to sell to get Tali back alive?
Member of
Summary
Nya, a fifteen-year-old war orphan, becomes a pawn in a bigger political game when her uncanny--and dangerous--ability to draw out people's pain and then give it to someone else turns out to be the only weapon she has to save her sister
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
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326729
Cataloging source
DLC
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Hardy, Janice
Index
no index present
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  • 630
  • 630
Literary form
fiction
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  • 4
  • 6
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Healing wars
Series volume
0001
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  • Fantasy
  • Young Adult Fiction
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The Shifter
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780061949579
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Shifter
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780061949579
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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