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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,392 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Janice Hardy Narrator: Luci Christian Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2012 ISBN:
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A dangerous secret. A deadly skill.

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 Healers, 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 into another person, a dangerous skill that she must keep hidden. If discovered, she could be used as a human weapon.

But one day Nya pushes her luck too far and exposes her secret to a pain merchant eager to use her shifting ability for his own sinister purposes. She refuses - until Tali and other League Healers start disappearing mysteriously. Now Nya must decide: How far will she go to get Tali back alive?

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jordan | 2/19/2014

    " Never a dull moment. Well one, but I would have liked one or two more . On the up side this would make a great movie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 2/17/2014

    " It was really easy to connect with the main character, her love for her sister and those she has lost.I really liked the under-lying love story that keeps you cheering for them. it also has topics like war and things that would easily apply to modern day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny / Wondrous Reads | 2/16/2014

    " I'd like book 2 right about now! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 2/13/2014

    " Enjoyable coming of age. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MissHancock | 1/29/2014

    " Great story for those who like magic and suspense! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Noe | 1/28/2014

    " interesting premise... but twas weak (weak plot, weak characters, especially weak world building, etc). sorry, but i no like. :/ "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 1/20/2014

    " Nya can shift pain from one person to another. With disasters and war approaching, there is a lot of pain to go around. Nya must make a lot of difficult choices, pitting her survival against her humanity. This was an exciting read and a thoughtful read. Now off to read the others in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 1/20/2014

    " Really good start to a new concept. Nya is a pain shifter, meaning that she can take pain from one person and give to another, allowing someone to heal. This is not normal in her world, where healers take pain and transfer it to metal. Throw in a war, and look out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Benjamin Milice | 1/12/2014

    " this are one of the books that you are completely interested in cant stop reading it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn | 12/15/2013

    " It took me a bit to get into the "sci-fi" scene but the story was engaging and quite exciting. Tough choices for a young girl but she showed great maturity and compassion. Kind of hooks you for the series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyla | 7/27/2013

    " I really liked this book. I thought the author did a great job of building the characters and the plot. The book moved really fast but still retained detail. Just be aware that this book is more children's fiction, than young adult. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hallie | 7/6/2013

    " ARC picked up at the Diana Wynne Jones conference. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheralankmarrott | 1/16/2013

    " Lots of action in this book and book 2. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Edie Parsons | 1/10/2013

    " Intriguing concept of shifting and using pain. Characters are refreshingly real and complex. I was rooting for Nya the whole way. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ilse | 1/3/2013

    " Not too bad I guess. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Libby | 12/15/2012

    " this book was great i loved it cant wait to reaD THE second book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 10/16/2012

    " I would give this 3 and a half stars. Closer to 4 than 3. It was a quick and interesting read. It had a unique storyline, one I've not read before. I did not love this book, but it was worth the read. I will be reading the next in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 8/11/2012

    " I like the premise and will definitely check out sequels ... but this didn't completely hold my interest through the end. Started skimming just to find out what happened and be finished with it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice Palmer | 7/24/2012

    " Just finished reading the first few pages. I think that the night guard is going to come back as something more... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jillian | 7/9/2012

    " Great concept and world-building, with a story that introduces interesting moral dilemmas in the course of a well-paced plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Olivia | 4/29/2012

    " I didn't even realise I was enjoying this book until I realised I hadn't put it down for about 3 hours! It really pulls you into the world and I liked the main character. It could have been longer because I wanted more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie | 4/10/2012

    " So this had tons of action and good characters, but for some reason it wasn't my favorite. I think it was the writing...clunky and repetetive at times. Maybe she'll get better as the series progresses? It's an interesting plot. "

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