Beyond the Summerland by L.B. Graham -- 593 pages
But this time, Joraiem and the other young Novaana encounter evidence that Malak is stirring, anxious to disrupt their months in Sulare.
This is book 1 of The Binding of the Blade series. While this may be the slowest moving of the books, I believe it is my favorite. The characters are lovable and as the series continues we will watch them all (okay, almost all) change and grow in many different ways.