by Megan Whalen Turner
First sentence: “I don’t know how long I had been in the king’s prison.”
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Content: There’s a few minor swear words, and some violence. This is in the the YA section (grades 6-8) of the bookstore.
I’ve been telling people at the store that I can’t remember much of what this book is about, but that the main character has stayed with me for 10 years. And, in rereading this (it’s been nearly 10 years), I remembered some of what happened (at least, so that the ending wasn’t a surprise this time), but it was still so delightful falling into this world again.
Turner is a fantastic world builder, and a superb storyteller. The characters are magnificent, and I loved seeing all the clues she left along the way to the end.
It really is a magnificent book.