In The Dragon's Tapestry and The Prism Moon, Marwen recovered her tapestry, the cloth woven by an Oldwife at her birth and inlaid with symbols of her magical destiny. She vanquished the dragon, Perdoneg, and returned the Prism Moon to its rightful place. She met and fell in love with Prince Camlach. More than all of these, she received her inheritance -- she became wizard of all of Ve.
But an evil sorcery now prowls the land. The Oldwives are losing their magic, drought withers the fields and an ill wind weakens the hiding spell that protects Ve. Worse still, Marwen in powerless to stop any of it. Her wizard's magic drains away, and she has difficulty casting even a simple spell to heal a garden. She must find the Key, the powerful talisman whose magic has become her only hope and whose symbol is woven into her tapestry. No one has ever seen the Key, though it is rumored to exist with the Taker in the deathlands. Here, Marwen and the Oldwives must travel to solve its mystery. There are ancient stories to guide their steps, but the journey is filled with danger, and the quest seems impossible without the protection of their spells. As evil rumbles like thunder around them, Marwen and the Oldwives must confront the elusive truth of the Taker's Key or never escape the deathlands.
· American Association of Mormon Letters Award 1998 (United States)
· 1993 "Our Choice" Award, Canadian Children's Book Centre (Canada)
Nominations· R. Ross Annett Award for Young Adult Literature (finalist) (Alberta)
· Alberta Book of the Year (finalist) (Alberta)