Summary Book Review Raven Queen by Pauline Francis:
Download or read book Raven Queen written by Pauline Francis and published by Usborne Publishing Ltd. This book was released on 2011-08-01 with total page 112 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: I have lived the life of a princess since the day I was born. But it did not bring me what I wanted. I am still trapped. My beloved Ned speaks of love, freedom, a future. To walk with him in the forest, our raven soaring above us, is my only joy. But my father plans that I shall be betrothed to the King and I am afraid. Queens of England have a habit of dying. I have no desire to take the throne, no wish to find myself in the Tower of London. Wife, Queen - I fear it will bring me to my knees. "Not many of us will have given Lady Jane Grey much more than a passing thought, and not many history textbooks give her much more than a passing line. This nine-day queen, the 16-year-old victim of plotting and intrigue during a particularly bloody and turbulent period of Tudor history, is easily overlooked, sandwiched between the brief and sorry kingship of Edward VI, and the heady, bloody reign of Mary I. Like any good storyteller, Pauline Francis asks the simple questions: what could her life have possibly been like? How did she thing and feel, love and hate? She answers them in full with a visceral, mesmerising debut novel that brings this little-regarded historical character to life. The story of Jane's brief and tragic life is told in her own voice and that of her admirer, Ned. The fate of these star-crossed lovers – he a Catholic from a disgraced Catholic family and she an extreme Protestant with Royal blood – is relayed through a series of thrilling, climactic tableaux in haunting, lyrical style." - Elaine Williams, TES Magazine Winner Highland Children's Book Award 2008. Shortlisted Leeds Book Awards 2008. Shortlisted Leicester Book of the Year Award 2008
Summary Book Review Raven Queen's Story by Shannon Hale:
Download or read book Raven Queen's Story written by Shannon Hale and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2013-07-30 with total page 8 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At Ever After High, an enchanting boarding school, the children of fairytale legends prepare themselves to fulfill their destinies as the next generation of Snow Whites, Prince Charmings and Evil Queens . . . whether they want to or not. Each year on Legacy Day, students sign the Storybook of Legends to seal their scripted fates. For generations, the Village of Book End has whispered that refusing to sign means The End - both for a story and for a life. As the daughter of the Evil Queen, Raven Queen's destiny is to follow in her mother's wicked footsteps, but evil is so not Raven's style. She's starting to wonder, what if she rewrote her own story? The royal Apple White, daughter of the Fairest of Them All, has a happy ever after planned for herself, but it depends upon Raven feeding her a poison apple in their future. What if Raven doesn't sign the Storybook of Legends? It could mean a happily never after for them both.
Summary Book Review The Raven Queen by Jules Watson:
Download or read book The Raven Queen written by Jules Watson and published by Spectra. This book was released on 2011-02-22 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this dazzling retelling of one of Ireland’s most stirring legends, acclaimed author Jules Watson brings to life the story of Maeve, the raven queen, who is as fierce as she is captivating. She was born to be a pawn, used to secure her father’s royal hold on his land. She was forced to advance his will through marriage—her own desires always thwarted. But free-spirited Maeve will no longer endure the schemes of her latest husband, Conor, the cunning ruler of Ulster. And when her father’s death puts her homeland at the mercy of its greedy lords and Conor’s forces, Maeve knows she must at last come into her own power to save it. With secret skill and daring, Maeve proves herself the equal of any warrior on the battlefield. With intelligence and stealth, she learns the strategies—and sacrifices—of ruling a kingdom through treacherous alliances. And to draw on the dangerous magic of her country’s oldest gods, Maeve seeks out the wandering druid Ruan, whose unexpected passion and strange connection to the worlds of spirit imperil everything Maeve thought true about herself—and put her at war with both her duty and her fate.
Summary Book Review The Raven Queen by Che Golden:
Download or read book The Raven Queen written by Che Golden and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2014-03-06 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Maddy and her cousins are ready for battle. War in the faerie realm threatens to spill into the human world. The three cousins are determined to protect all they love from the Tuatha, the fearsome faerie leaders. As the Morrighan, the supreme monarch of the Tuatha, awakes, Maddy realises she's going to need more than just physical strength and luck to survive. The Tuath are notorious tricksters, and Maddy will have to outsmart them for good - or else plunge two whole worlds into the darkest chaos.
Summary Book Review That's so Raven: Queen of Hearts - #18 by Jasmine Jones:
Download or read book That's so Raven: Queen of Hearts - #18 written by Jasmine Jones and published by Disney Press. This book was released on 2006-11-21 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Chelsea learns that Devon’s father is getting remarried andmoving the entire family to Seattle, but Devon is too scared to tell Raven.Chelsea breaks the news to her best friend, who rushes to the wedding chapel,but it’s too late! Devon tells Raven that even though it will be hard to move,he wants his dad to be happy. She agrees and says a sad goodbye to him. Plus,Raven sticks up for a foreign exchange student, Tendaji, when he’s being pickedon at school, and almost ends up marrying him!
Summary Book Review Raven's Dawn by Georgina Makalani:
Download or read book Raven's Dawn written by Georgina Makalani and published by Georgina Makalani. This book was released on 101-01-01 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Meg was raised to do her duty as the youngest daughter of the king. But when he unexpectedly ties her to the northern nation and then dies, the kingdom assumes she will replace him as the Raven Crown. With the entire world watching and waiting for something to happen, her eldest sister makes decisions as though she is queen. And as her cousins hope for a share of the power, Meg prays her faith is enough to maintain her sense of duty. As Meg’s hair remains resolutely white, the people wonder what her sisters will do to prove themselves more suitable, or remove the competition. An attack on one sister puts another in danger, and Meg doesn’t know who she can trust. Is her faith in the gods to choose wisely just a naïve girl’s dream? Or are the gods more involved than she imagined, and what could they want? Raven’s Dawn is an exciting start to the Raven Crown Series. If you like magic, a temple full of gods and a dash of political intrigue, then you will love Georgina Makalani’s series.
Summary Book Review The Raven Crown Series, Books 1-3 by Georgina Makalani:
Download or read book The Raven Crown Series, Books 1-3 written by Georgina Makalani and published by Georgina Makalani. This book was released on 2019-03 with total page 923 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A dying king, a favoured daughter and a secret hidden in the shadows. The Raven Queen of Rocfeld is expected to be chosen by the gods from amongst the three princesses. One is favoured by the people, one is favoured by the Silent Sisters and one is favoured by her father, but who will be favoured by the gods? The gods will mark their choice with raven hair, but as the days turn into weeks without a new queen, speculation and suspicion grows. The youngest daughter, Meg raised to put her duty first, has determined the gods will make the right decision. But Rocfeld is not what it was. The harder Meg tries to help her kingdom, the more dangerous her world becomes. Her eldest sister makes decisions as though she is already queen. Enemies hide in the shadows whispering of magic and death, and her allies may not be as they appear. If you like epic battles, vengeful gods and determined princesses, then you will love Georgina Makalani’s sword and sorcery series.
Summary Book Review The Beast of Basque by Erin Hunt Rado:
Download or read book The Beast of Basque written by Erin Hunt Rado and published by Erin Hunt Rado. This book was released on 2022-08-01 with total page 49 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Alerice Linden dies at the beginning of a tale, you know you’re in for something new. The Beast of Basque tracks Alerice’s descent into the Evherealme, where she becomes the champion of the Raven Queen. Assisting her is Oddwyn, the gender-fluid, impish Herald. On her quest, Alerice meets Kreston Dühalde, a former military captain. And what task does the Raven Queen assign? Slay a two-faced beast that preys on the souls of children. Only tasks aren’t always as straightforward as they seem. Nor are the reasons for them nor the comrade Alerice meets along the way. Enjoy The Beast of Basque, Adventure One of Tales of The Ravensdaughter.
Summary Book Review Arthur's Stone, Merlin's Fire by Kathryn Petersen:
Download or read book Arthur's Stone, Merlin's Fire written by Kathryn Petersen and published by Dramatic Publishing. This book was released on 2006 with total page 92 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: playbook
Summary Book Review The Raven's War by Leane Owens:
Download or read book The Raven's War written by Leane Owens and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2009-12 with total page 540 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The last surviving member of the Snowsong, an ancient bloodline all but smothered by a warlock sided with demons, must enter the forest of the infamous, dark raven prince, Raven Yatagarasu, in order to keep the Soul Gem safe from the warlock's greedy hands. Prince Raven is under the curse of his traitor father and is isolated from his kingdom until the curse is broken. The guardian of the Soul Gem makes a deal with the mysterious cat spirit, Hibar, to rid the raven prince of his curse. Meanwhile, chaos is raging as an ancient and horrible demon is breaking free from imprisonment. Can Ona Snowsong save Raven Yatagarasu in time before the demon breaks free so that the true power of this mysterious cat spirit can be unsealed in order to stop the demon from destroying all life? Time is running out as the demons and spirits prepare for the ultimate war that will decide the fate of the tangible and intangible realms and the power of Hibar's bloodline plays a large role in which side will claim victory. Prince Raven is convinced that he is destined to die from the curse. Will Ona be able to convince him otherwise and pull him out of his curse's darkness in time to restore Hibar's true strength and win the most devastating of wars in history?
Download or read book Ravenwood written by Andrew Peters and published by Scholastic Inc.. This book was released on 2011-08-01 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Who holds the seeds to save a sky-high world?Arborium is at risk, the sharpened blades of rival Maw poised to saw off its bark and branches. What can a poor plumber's apprentice armed with little more than a monkey wrench do to stop the chopping?Carved into a massive, mile-high canopy, the forest kingdom of Arborium stands upon the tallest of trees. Within them, 14-year-old Ark holds the lowest of jobs: unclogging toilets. He's already up to his elbows in gunk when he REALLY steps in it. He overhears a plot echoing through the pipes: Maw, a ruthless glass-and-steel superpower, is scheming to wield its axes of evil to strip Arborium of its wood -- a natural resource now more precious than gold.The fate of a kingdom in the filthy hands of a plumber boy?Plunged into danger, Ark must make the treacherous climb down to the darkest roots of RAVENWOOD if there's any hope of rescuing his threatened tree home!
Summary Book Review Dragon Games by Stacia Deutsch:
Download or read book Dragon Games written by Stacia Deutsch and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2016-02-11 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: After being set free from her mirror prison, the Evil Queen comes up with a wickedly hexcellent plan to infiltrate Ever After High. Can she finally convince her daughter, Raven Queen, to accept her fairytale destiny and join her in being evil? Meanwhile, a new litter of baby dragons is born, and before long the Dragon Games are back at Ever After High. But the reinstatement of the games is all part of the Evil Queen's mater plan. Can Raven, Apple, Darling and the rest of the gang stand up to her? One thing is for sure . . . Ever After High will never be the same! Let the Dragon Games begin! Includes 8 pages of full-colour pictures from the series. [All episodes showing on Netflix from 29th January 2016]
Summary Book Review Once Upon A Time by Shannon Hale:
Download or read book Once Upon A Time written by Shannon Hale and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2014-10-21 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Read these exclusive introductions to all your favourite characters to find out what their lives are like at home! A new chapter is about to begin at Ever After High, and all the students are preparing to start their Legacy Year. In just a few weeks it will be Legacy Day when they will sign the Storybook of Legends and commit to live out their fairy-tale destiny, repeating the famous stories of their parents. This volume collects together for the first time 12 short tales, including five BRAND-NEW stories. For the first time, find out what Dexter and Darling Charming, Cedar Wood, Lizzie Hearts and Kitty Cheshire were doing just before school started. This collection also includes the stories of Apple White, Raven Queen, Madeline Hatter, Briar Beauty, Ashlynn Ella and Hunter Hunstman, and the fairy tale The Tale of Two Sisters, which were previously only available online. Don't miss this Once Upon a Time special edition of enchanting stories by bestselling and Newbery honor-winning author Shannon Hale.
Summary Book Review A Binding of Blood by Azalea Ellis:
Download or read book A Binding of Blood written by Azalea Ellis and published by Seladore Publishing. This book was released on 2021-12-26 with total page 550 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: To study magic at the University, Siobhan sacrificed her name. She sacrificed her body, and her past. Magically disguised as a boy named Sebastien, she is learning wondrous secrets of the thaumaturgic sciences. As Sebastien, she mingles with the young nobles who will one day rule their country. But danger is closer than ever, and she cannot escape her past. The coppers investigating the theft of Siobhan's priceless transformation artifact have given her a new name. The Raven Queen. As Siobhan does favors for the gang that loaned her the University tuition, the Raven Queen's mystique only grows. And keeps growing... ...Snowballing out of control until Siobhan's other identity takes on a life of its own, a fear-inducing bogeyman well beyond the truth of her real capabilities. With the whole city out to get her and trouble hounding both sides of her double life, how will Siobhan ever survive to become the world's most powerful sorcerer?
Summary Book Review Raven's Edge by Georgina Makalani:
Download or read book Raven's Edge written by Georgina Makalani and published by Georgina Makalani. This book was released on 101-01-01 with total page 303 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: War has come to Rocfeld, bringing the blood and darkness of Meg’s nightmares with it. Meg hides from the Silent Sisters with a dead man, while her sister remains lost. And the Raven Queen believes only she has the power to save them all. Meg takes up her sword to protect the kingdom, but some enemies can’t be defeated by steel alone. As the prophecy of darkness and loss touches those she cares about, Meg is more desperate to stop the fighting. Amidst the battle for Rocfeld, she will make a sacrifice she hopes will save her people. But will it be enough to stop those determined to destroy her from knocking down the walls? The whispers of distant gods may not be enough to save her this time. Raven’s Edge is the page-turning third instalment in the Raven Crown Series. If you like epic battles, vengeful gods and determined princesses, then you will love Georgina Makalani’s sword and sorcery series.