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Author(s): Shannon Hale
Young Razo travels from Bayern to Tira at war's end as part of a diplomatic corps, but mysterious events in the Tiran capital fuel simmering suspicions and anger, and Razo must spy out who is responsible before it is too late and he becomes trapped in an enemy land.
"[Hale's] language glimmers like firelight, like sunshine on water as she propels readers along a river of wonderful writing to the tumultuous and heart-tugging climax." - starred review, Kirkus Reviews
"Suspenseful, magical, and heartfelt, this is a story that will wholly envelop its readers." - starred review, Booklist
"A unique and tender coming-of-age story." - starred review, Publishers Weekly
"River Secrets stands on its own. But fans of the genre will no doubt rejoice in immersing themselves in this magical world by reading all three [Books of Bayern]." - starred review, School Library Journal
Shannon Hale is the Newbery Honor-winning and New York Times bestselling author of the Princess Academy series, Book of a Thousand Days, The Books of Bayern, Dangerous, and the graphic novels Rapunzel's Revenge and Calamity Jack, among other books. She also wrote three novels for adults, including Austenland, now a major motion picture starring Keri Russell. She and her husband, the author Dean Hale, have four children and live near Salt Lake City, Utah. www.shannonhale.com@HaleShannon