Strange Sweet Song
Strange Sweet Song: A Novel
Strange Sweet Song
Outside Dunhammond Conservatory, there lies a dark forest. And in the forest, they say, lives a great beast called the Felix. But Sing da Navelli never put much faith in the rumors and myths surrounding the school; music flows in her blood, and she is there to sing for real. This prestigious academy will finally give her the chance to prove her worth―not as the daughter of world-renowned musicians―but as an artist and leading lady in her own right.Yet despite her best efforts, there seems to be something missing from her voice. Her doubts about her own talent are underscored by the fact that she is cast as the understudy in the school's production of her favorite opera, Angelique. Angelique was written at Dunhammond, and the legend says that the composer was inspired by forest surrounding the school, a place steeped in history, magic, and danger. But was it all a figment of his imagination, or are the fantastic figures in the opera more than imaginary? Sing must work with the mysterious Apprentice Nathan Daysmoor as her vocal coach, who is both her harshest critic and staunchest advocate. But Nathan has secrets of his own, secrets that are entwined with the myths and legends surrounding Dunhammond, and the great creature they say lives there.Lyrical, gothic, and magical, Strange Sweet Song by Adi Rule will captivate and enchant readers.

Book Details


  • Fantasy

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Sing Da Navelli lives and breathes music. Her parents were famous musicians, and now she aspires to be a singer. Finally, after years of hard work, Sing is accepted into Dunhammond Conservatory, a prestigious high school for growing musicians and singers. Upon her arrival, it is announced that the school will be putting on Angelique, an opera written at Dunhammond and the very opera that Sing's mother died playing the lead in. Sing is very excited until she is cast as the understudy to the lead.

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