The Two Princesses of Bamarre
By Gail Carson Levine
HarperCollins, Hardcover, 9780060293154, 256pp.
Publication Date: March 2, 2001
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A kingdom beset by monsters . . .
A disease that weakens and destroys . . .
An epic poem and a hero of long ago . . .
A story of danger and desperation.
The Two Princesses of Bamarre couldn't be more different. Princess Addie is fearful and shy. Her deepest wish is for safety. Princess Meryl is bold and brave. Her deepest wish is to save the kingdom of Bamarre. They are sisters, and they mean the world to each other.
Then disaster strikes, and Addie -- terrified and unprepared -- sets out on a perilous quest. In her path are monsters of Bamarre: ogres, specters, gryphons, and dragons. Addie must battle them, but time is running out, and the sister's lives -- and Barmarre's fate -- hang in the balance.
Gail Carson Levine left her mark on fantasy with her well-loved 1998 Newbery Honor book Ella Enchanted. Now she has created another shimmering and tapestried landscape of fantasy and fairies. Bamarre and the journeys of its two princesses will burn themselves into the minds of readers, and all will relish this moving saga about two sisters groping their way toward heroism.
“Ella Enchanted fans need wait no longer for a satisfying repeat of Levine’s success.”
“Deserves to be around for a long, long time.”
-Dallas Morning News
“Tough to put down, this is a shades-of-Oz story that sticks with you.”
-Atlanta Journal & Constitution