River Secrets

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River Secrets

By Shannon Hale

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Hardcover, 9781582349015, 290pp.

Publication Date: September 5, 2006

Description

Razo has no idea why he was chosen to be a soldier. He can barely swing a sword, and his brothers are forever wrestling him to the ground. Razo is sure it's out of pity that his captain asks him to join an elite mission--escorting the ambassador into Tira, Bayern's great enemy.

But when the Bayern arrive in the strange southern country, Razo discovers the first dead body. He befriends both the high and low born, people who can perhaps provide them with vital information. And Razo is the one who must embrace his own talents in order to get the Bayern soldiers home again, alive.

Newbery Honor winner Shannon Hale returns the reader to the intrigue and magic of Bayern, first introduced in her critically acclaimed novel, "The Goose Girl." Enter a world where even those with no special magical skills find in themselves something they never imagined.



About the Author
Shannon Hale ("Bouncing the Grinning Goat") began writing at age ten mostly fantasy stories where she was the heroine. She never stopped. She writes bestselling books for kids and adults and also writes graphic novels. Her book Princess Academy was named a Newbery Honor Book in 2006. Shannon lives with her family near Salt Lake City, Utah.