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Deception's Pawn

Esther Friesner

Hardcover

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Description

Fortune favors the bold in this adventurous tale of broken friendships, forbidden love, and a fiery heroine’s journey to escape the role into which she was born. Perfect for YA fantasy fans of Shannon Hale, Malinda Lo, and Tamora Pierce.
 
Maeve, princess of Connacht, seems to have won her freedom. Her father, the High King, is finally allowing her to explore the world beyond his castle. But Maeve soon discovers that being the High King’s daughter doesn’t protect her from bullying or the attention of unwelcome suitors.
 
Struggling to navigate a new court, she must discourage the advances of her father’s rival, who is vying with her host’s son for her hand in marriage. Maeve is a pawn trapped between these two boys. Her bold defiance will bring her to the brink of disaster, but her clever gamble may also lead to her independence. Though she faces danger and intrigue, Maeve will also discover what kind of person—and queen—she’s destined to become.
 
Praise for award-winning author Esther Friesner:
 
Fans of Disney’s Brave will be delighted to explore the Celtic landscape with another determined, redheaded princess.” —SLJ
 
“Bring on the adventure!” —Tamora Pierce, New York Times bestselling author
 
“A perfect blend of the historical and fantastic.” —Cindy Pon, author of Silver Phoenix

Random House Books for Young Readers, 9780449818671, 336pp.

Publication Date: April 28, 2015



About the Author

Nebula Award winner ESTHER FRIESNER is the author of numerous novels and short stories. Educated at Vassar College and Yale University, she is also a poet, a playwright, and the editor of several anthologies. Her Princesses of Myth books include Nobody’s Princess, Nobody’s Prize, Sphinx’s Princess, Sphinx’s Queen, Spirit’s Princess, Spirit’s Chosen, Deception’s Princess, and Deception’s Pawn.
 
Esther is married and the mother of two. She harbors cats and lives in Connecticut. Visit her at sff.net/people/e.friesner and learn more about her Princesses of Myth books at princessesofmyth.com.