Shadow Magic [NOOK Book]

Overview

In the magic woods of Lyra, a noblewoman struggles to escape from a faceless manTrouble is brewing in Alkyra. While the kingdom’s noblemen squabble, on their borders an ancient enemy, the Lithmern, raises an army. As the head of the Noble House of Brenn attempts to organize an alliance, the princess Alethia celebrates her twentieth birthday. She is a remarkable woman: quick-witted, beautiful, and handy with a throwing knife. But on the next night, she passes through a dark corridor on her way to the banquet hall,...
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Shadow Magic

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Overview

In the magic woods of Lyra, a noblewoman struggles to escape from a faceless manTrouble is brewing in Alkyra. While the kingdom’s noblemen squabble, on their borders an ancient enemy, the Lithmern, raises an army. As the head of the Noble House of Brenn attempts to organize an alliance, the princess Alethia celebrates her twentieth birthday. She is a remarkable woman: quick-witted, beautiful, and handy with a throwing knife. But on the next night, she passes through a dark corridor on her way to the banquet hall, and never emerges from the shadows. The Lithmern have kidnapped the princess. When Alethia regains consciousness, an evil Lithmern with a face made of shadows is carrying her through the forest. These are magic woods, home to fabled creatures whose existence she has always doubted. To find her way home, Alethia will have to learn to trust in the old tales, whose legends of magic and daring hold the only hope of saving her kingdom.
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Editorial Reviews

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 “Wrede’s delightful voice is all her own.” —School Library Journal
 
“No doubt the charm, humor, and intelligence of Wrede’s writing will continue to enthrall.” —Publishers Weekly
 
“High-style fantasy and adventure.” —The New York Times
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781453233603
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • Publication date: 12/13/2011
  • Series: Lyra Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 284
  • Sales rank: 310,149
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

For over twenty years, Patricia C. Wrede (b. 1953) has expanded the boundaries of young-adult fantasy writing. Her first novel, Shadow Magic (1982), introduced Lyra, a magical world in which she set four more novels. Her other series include the Enchanted Forest Chronicles; the Cecelia and Kate novels, co-written with Caroline Stevermer; the Mairelon books, which take place in Regency England; and the Old-West Frontier Magic series. Wrede lives and works in Minnesota. 
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2013

    Meh

    A pedestrian traditional fantasy with no original thought and entirely uninteresting characters. I could not work up any interest in Alethia's fate at all, although she is plainly intended for the overdone role of "spirited" princess (yawn). The writer seems to be unable to impart any sense of personality to any of her characters. Maurin is apparently supposed to be the hero and love interest, but couldn't be more of a cipher.

    Disappointing.

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  • Posted May 11, 2013

    A good read!

    If you like kidnappings, legends becoming reality, and someone finding out that they are only half human and half legend then this is the book for you. Join Alethia on her journey as she finds the past in such a way that it changes her future forever.

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