The Seer and the Sword

The Seer and the Sword

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Flame-haired Princess Torina knows nothing of battles and conquest until her father, the king of Bellandra, returns home with an orphaned prince from the neighbouring enemy kingdom. The boy prince is offered to Torina as a slave, but she frees him from his bonds and their unusual friendship develops in the years that follow. But Torina faces terrible danger - she has an amazing gift that many would kill for, and when her father is brutally murdered she is forced to flee for her life. An evil usurper takes over her rightful throne, and the kingdom is ruled by cruelty and fear. Can Torina's gift - to look into the future of others - help her win back what is rightly hers? This is an epic fantasy of extraordinary scope and vision. Its twists and turns will leave readers breathless.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 21mm | 257g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552563420
  • 9780552563420
  • 1,317,156

Review quote

"Victoria Hanley is a born storyteller ... Gripping and absorbing" Sainsbury's Magazine "Deceptive qualities all cleverly combined" School Librarian "Characters are great, the plot is something that's done before, but maybe not for children, who will love it. Great stuff" Gatewaymonthly.com "A great story" Teen Titlesshow more

About Victoria Hanley

Victoria Hanley learned to love stories at an early age. She has had many different jobs such as house painter, child-care worker, Montessori teacher, folk-singer, waitress, cook, baker, bookkeeper, school registrar, massage therapist and anatomy instructor, among many others. She lives in Colorado with her husband and two children.show more

Review Text

"Deceptive qualities all cleverly combined"show more

Back cover copy

As one legend ends, another begins... Flame-haired Princess Torina lives a charmed life in Archeld until the day her father, the king, seizes the peaceful kingdom of Bellandra and captures its legendary sword, rumoured to defeat any enemy. On his return, he gives Torina two gifts: a beautiful crystal that reveals hidden powers, and the defeated king's son as a slave. Both prove to be more precious than she could ever imagine... But all is not well in Archeld. Beneath the seemingly orderly surface lurk greed, revenge, and life-threatening plots. Can Torina use her newfound powers to save her kingdom? Or must the seer take up the sword? 'The action sings with excitement...' Publishers Weeklyshow more

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9,029 ratings
4.1 out of 5 stars
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4 31% (2,838)
3 19% (1,688)
2 4% (386)
1 2% (166)
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