Forest Born
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Forest Born

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Rin, Razo's little sister, is haunted by the Forest she has always loved. When Razo invites her back to the city to be one of Queen Ani's waiting women, she happily accepts...only to end up on the adventure of her lifetime, following the queen, Enna, and Dasha into the countryside in search of a fire-starting enemy that no one can see. As she learns more about the three women's magical talents, she finds her own strength comes from places both expected--trees--and unexpected--the sound of her own voice. A brilliant addition to the Books of Bayern, this book is a treat for fans of this series, and stands alone for readers who might be discovering the joys of Shannon Hale's writing for the first time.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 389 pages
  • 137 x 202 x 28mm | 449g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Maps
  • 1599901676
  • 9781599901671
  • 78,685

Review quote

"One doesn't need to have read the earlier books to become enraptured by this one, but doing so adds to the richness of these very satisfying tales."--"Kirkus Reviews"

" Fans of the earlier titles as well as admirers of the genre will find Rin's journey a compelling read.""-School Library Journal"

"All is told in Hale's assured voice, drawing the details of her invented countries with precision and depth. Strong characters define the series: commanding Isi, passionate Enna, wily Razo, and now shadowed Rin. Newcomers will find this book an easy entry point, and fans will need no excuse to dive back into Hale's fantasy world."--"The Horn Book"

"Hale has once again exceeded my expectations. "Forest Born" blew me away from page one, drawing me back into the world of Bayern." - Chick Lit Teens (Online)

"One of the best things about this book is that all of Hale's heroines have a chance to shine... They're feminine, caring, supportive, and yet, when the need arises, fierce and powerful. Yet, put them all together and they are truly forces to be reckoned with. The best parts of the book are when Isi, Enna, and Dasha work together, and then when they realize what Rin has to offer them, they include Rin in their ring of power, where Rin is least comfortable, yet most needed." - Book Nut (Online)
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About Shannon Hale

Shannon's mother says she was a storyteller from birth, jabbering endlessly in her carriage as the two strolled through the neighborhood; once she could form complete sentences, she made up stories, bribing her younger siblings to perform them in mini plays. When she was ten, she began writing books, mostly fantasy stories where she was the heroine, and she continued writing secretly for years while pursuing acting in stage and improv comedy. After detours studying in Mexico, the U. K., and Paraguay, Shannon earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Utah and a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Montana. In the interim, she submitted short stories and novels to magazines and publishers, saving all her rejection letters which she has since laminated into one continuous 60-foot roll which she proudly unfurls to audiences as a testament to her dedication and determination.

Since the publication of her first book, The Goose Girl, in 2003, Shannon has become a beloved author to young readers as well as booksellers and educators. Her third novel, Princess Academy, earned her a Newbery Honor and is a The New York Times, Book Sense, and Publishers Weekly bestseller. Shannon has also written two books for adults, Austenland and The Actor and the Housewife. Shannon lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband, Dean, their children, and their pet, a small plastic pig.




www.shannonhale.com
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Rating details

23,789 ratings
4.03 out of 5 stars
5 36% (8,460)
4 38% (8,955)
3 22% (5,210)
2 4% (992)
1 1% (172)

Our customer reviews

Something is wrong with her, Rin is just sure of it. She doesn't feel at home in the Forest, where she has lived her whole life. Razo, her favorite brother, has gone off to the city. She is left as Ma's shadow. Rin has no idea who she is. But when Razo comes home for a visit, Rin goes back to the city with him. To be one of the Queen's ladies in waiting. Soon after her arrival, war has come to Bayern. Rin accompanies Isi, the Queen, and her closet friends, in search of those who want to hurt Bayern. Rin thinks of them as the Fire Sisters. Together, they go into the Forest towards the land of Kel. Shannon Hale's writing is irresistible to me. I love it. I just feel for the characters in the story. I am pulled in and need to know what is going to happen. I felt Rin's raw emotions, whether it was pain or happiness. It was so fun to read, and it got really intense in some parts! FOREST BORN, I think, is geared more towards a younger reader, but really, anyone who reads it will enjoy it.show more
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