My brother and I have been searching for a young adult book for some time that we read as children (in the late 90's). The book is solidly fantasy and involves significant instant spacial travel (like teleportation but magical and not in a sci-fi way).

The main scene that I recall is a girl (one of the main characters, teenage or younger) being chased up a stone tower by a sort of humanoid creature. She falls after reaching the top but I forget what causes this. I specifically remember that the tower is located in a large field of wheat and that she (and the assailant) "teleported" to the location before climbing the tower. The book also describes her not being harmed by the fall due to her unconsciousness when she hits the ground (like a drunk driver not being harmed by a crash because they stay relaxed).

Another scene that MAY be from the same book is they visit an island with a large city on it and a neighboring island has an antagonist character who has his mouth sown shut.

I recall tidbits else but am really not sure if they are from the same book. I do not know if the book is part of a series either.

  • You mention "teleportation but not in a sci-fi way" and I'm unsure what that means. Teleportation is, at present, just sci-fi. Is it religious or fantasy or something else in the book? Please elaborate. It might help someone identify the book. How does being unconscious prevent harm from falling off a tower? Any more details will help your chances of getting an answer. – Meat Trademark Oct 11 at 0:02
  • @MeatTrademark Teleportation can also be a psychic or magical ability, especially when performed without some apparatus. For example, Jumper by Steven Gould. – DavidW Oct 11 at 0:23
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  • @DavidW "Fantasy" (which I mentioned) covers psychic and magic, I think. But still, how does being unconscious prevent harm from falling off a tower? – Meat Trademark Oct 11 at 4:32
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    If you have any more descriptions to put into the question this will help a lot. What is the tower made of? Stone? Metal? Did she fall out a window or off the top? Were they chasing up the outside of the tower? Is there a city, or forest involved? Any descriptions about the characters (old? young? royalty? poor? blonde?). Anything you have helps. – Vogon Poet Oct 11 at 4:35

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