The Tale of Oriel (Tales of the Kingdom #3) (Paperback)
Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 9781481403245, 544pp.
Publication Date: May 26, 2015
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Oriel has always stood out as someone who would not bend. No matter how much he has had to endure, the Damall’s cruelty cannot corrupt him. Griff, a boy who has watched and admired Oriel, is the opposite. He has learned to keep out of sight, to bow in the face of force. Yet the two became friends, and together they escaped from the terrors of the island and take with them the Damall’s most prized relic—the beryl, a green gemstone engraved with a falcon, its wings unfolding. But as they seek a new life, it’s not as easy as they’d hoped, for ahead lie raiding Wolfers, rival armies, and unspeakable dangers...
Previously published as Wings of a Falcon, this classic tale features a new look and a new title.
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Praise For The Tale of Oriel (Tales of the Kingdom #3)…
Voigt's gift for storytelling and the effortless beauty of her prose--and by the superb intelligence she endows upon her
characters. Each section of this novel is riveting, mined with powerful surprises. Voigt's themes reverberate beyond
the fantasy world; her explorations through imaginary landscapes parallel a psychic journey through questions of
identity, ethics, friendship and love. A model for the genre."
"A wonderful, terrible, epic tale of heroism and cowardice, loyalty and betrayal, love and loss, joy and tragedy.... Each
volume stands on its own, but together they create a tapestry more complex, meaningful, and compelling than its
— School Library Journal
"Grand, thought-provoking entertainment."