By Janice Hardy
Balzer & Bray/Harperteen, Hardcover, 9780061747502, 418pp.
Publication Date: October 4, 2011
War has come.
Nyas the one who brought it. And the people love her for it.
With Baseer in shambles and Geveg now an impenetrable military stronghold, Nya and the Underground have fled to a safer locationwithout Tali. Nya is guilt-ridden over leaving her sister behind and vows to find her, but with the rebellion in full swing and refugees flooding the Three Territories, she fears she never will.
The Duke, desperate to reclaim the throne as his own, has rallied his powerful army. And they are on the move, destroying anyone who gets in the way.
To save her sister, her family, and her people, Nya needs to stay ahead of the Dukes army and find a way to build one of her own. Past hurts must be healed, past wrongs must be righted, and Nya must decide: Is she merely a pawn in the rebellion, a symbol of hopeor is she ready to be a hero?
Praise for BLUE FIRE: Nya confronts impossible moral choices as she fights. Relentless, gripping adventure.
Praise for BLUE FIRE: A thrilling, complex saga.
-The Horn Book
Praise for THE SHIFTER: Fantasy fans and those who just love a good story will enjoy this fast-paced novel and eagerly await book two.
-School Library Journal
Praise for THE SHIFTER: The headstrong Nya and the innovative premise...keep readers turning the pages.
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
Praise for THE SHIFTER: Timely ethical exploration in the guise of high-action fantasy.