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Eldest  - Christopher Paolini

Islanzadí stood and descended from the throne, her cloak trailing behind her. She stopped before Arya, placed trembling hands on her shoulders, and said in a rich vibrato, “Rise.”

 

Vibrato? Is . . . is she singing? Is Paolini being literal with the whole “elves have musical voices” thing?