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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (27,314 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Shannon Hale Narrator: A Full Cast, Chelsea Mixon Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Audio Theater Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When Lady Saren defies her father’s command to marry the vicious Lord Khasar, she is sealed in a tower with only her serving maid, Dashti, for company. In their cramped, dark space Dashti pours her thoughts into a daily journal while pitiless solitude engulfs them. At first Dashti is optimistic: they have food aplenty, candles for light, and even a visit from Lady Saren’s true love, Khan Tegus—though he can only call to them from outside their walls. But Saren is ill of mind, the outside world is changing, and their circumstances soon grow desperate. And even if they do escape, they must still face the eerie malice of Lord Khasar. To survive, Dashti and Saren forge a bond of devotion and deception that will test them to their limits. Once again Shannon Hale, author of the Newbery Honor Book Princess Academy, weaves an enchanting and original fantasy that will catch and hold listeners breathless in its spell. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Hale delivers another winning fantasy…Readers will be riveted as Dashti and Saren escape and flee to the Khan’s realm where, through a series of deceptions, contrivances and a riotously triumphant climax, the tale spins out to a thoroughly satisfying ending.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Readers will quickly embrace Dashti, an invincible storybook heroine with a healer’s touch, who accomplishes battlefield heroics while nurturing a powerful, secret love for a lord. Fans of Gail Carson Levin’s Fairest will embrace this similar mix of exotic, fully realized setting; thrilling, enchanted adventure; and heart-melting romance.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Hale has created a richly imagined, mythical land something like medieval Mongolia, replete with magical song and touch therapy for spiritual or corporeal ailments, intuitive animals, and a sort of Faustian werewolf. It’s a highly successful romance.”

    School Library Journal

  • “The story is perfect for a full-cast reading. All of the actors add layers of meaning, enlivening even the minor characters…Mixon proves especially effective when singing melodic renditions of ‘healing songs.’ An enchanting listening experience.”

    Booklist, audio review

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Britain | 2/20/2014

    " I loved this book. I love the way Shannon Hale manages to convey the character's transition through adolescence in the narrative tone; that's some amazing writing. Dashti is a wonderful character--vibrant and resilient, you love to root for her. And the prince--ahhhh, the prince! He's good and smart and actually deserving of our heroine. I'm afraid I'm making it sound trite, but it's really a lovely, rich story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mallory | 2/10/2014

    " Pretty cute story. All the songs got old after a while, but maybe that's just an issue with the audio book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jeannette Neal | 2/4/2014

    " I love Shannon Hale, and although I love Princess Academy and The Goose Girl series a bit more, this didn't disappoint! I appreciated the characters, and I couldn't put the book down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Stefanie | 1/28/2014

    " Such a great twist on a fairy tale! Set in a medevil Mongolia, it's dramatic yet fun and inspiring. "

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