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Publisher, Date:
New York : Razorbill, c2012.
Description:
412 p. ; 24 cm.
Summary:
"A fantasy about three kingdoms on the brink of war and the destiny of one princess"--Provided by publisher.
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Notes:
NHSL Children's Book Review - May 2013 J32
LCCN:
2012014279
ISBN:
9781595145840 (hbk.)
1595145842 (hbk.)
Other Number:
778419282
Copies in all libraries:
8
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
0
Control Number:
989478
Call Number:
[Fic]
# Local items in:
0
# System items in:
1
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Publishers Weekly Reviews

Writing under a pseudonym, author Michelle Rowan (the Demon Princess series) launches a planned series with this otherworldly epic about kingdoms on the brink of war. While the corrupt rulers of three realms plot the others' overthrow, key young peopleâ??Cleo, the flighty youngest daughter of the Auranian king; Magnus, the bitter son of the cruel king of Limeros; and Jonas, an angry peasant from Palesia whose brother was murdered by an Auranian noblemanâ??all chafe under the restrictions placed upon them by misguided elders. Relatively few action sequences and heavy dialogue slow the pacing, yet Rhodes maps an evocative and intricate world mythology. Readers will likely relate most to the numerous dysfunctional familial, political, and romantic relationships spawning from the labyrinthine network of kingdoms. Though characters' behaviors can be mechanical at times (Cleo's tears over an arranged marriage come across as perfunctory), the novel's blend of forbidden love, unruly royals, and ancient prophecy should draw in fantasy lovers who don't mind a touch of melodrama. Ages 12â??up. Agent: Jim McCarthy, Dystel & Goderich Literary Management. (Dec.)

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PW Annex Reviews

Writing under a pseudonym, author Michelle Rowan (the Demon Princess series) launches a planned series with this otherworldly epic about kingdoms on the brink of war. While the corrupt rulers of three realms plot the others' overthrow, key young peopleâ??Cleo, the flighty youngest daughter of the Auranian king; Magnus, the bitter son of the cruel king of Limeros; and Jonas, an angry peasant from Palesia whose brother was murdered by an Auranian noblemanâ??all chafe under the restrictions placed upon them by misguided elders. Relatively few action sequences and heavy dialogue slow the pacing, yet Rhodes maps an evocative and intricate world mythology. Readers will likely relate most to the numerous dysfunctional familial, political, and romantic relationships spawning from the labyrinthine network of kingdoms. Though characters' behaviors can be mechanical at times (Cleo's tears over an arranged marriage come across as perfunctory), the novel's blend of forbidden love, unruly royals, and ancient prophecy should draw in fantasy lovers who don't mind a touch of melodrama. Ages 12â??up. Agent: Jim McCarthy, Dystel & Goderich Literary Management. (Dec.)

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