Wednesday, September 20, 2006

River Secrets by Shannon Hale

River Secrets by Shannon Hale

"A river has its secrets
Far under folds of water
Deeper than the buried dark
Where all is slick and softer..."
-Shannon Hale River Secrets

Wow-isn't that such a cool poem? Well, okay, there's even more than just that one segment. And all you have to do to see the rest of it (and Razo's story) is pay a low low price for an invalueble book.
Okay, so by now you know I like it. Okay, more than like it.

Shannon Hale is an amazing author (Goose Girl, Enna Burning, Princess Academy) and I have all of her other books (I've read them about a thousand times too; especially the Goose Girl, what is it about that girl, anyway? I guess I just relate to her character a lot). Her way with words is exactly like the magic in the books-she has the true gift of story-speech (okay so there's no such thing as that in any of the Bayern books, but it's true, she does have it). And in this particular book she weaves another story about the magic of element speaking-except this time, the hero does not have that sort of talent. Oh he has talents alright-he just doesn't know what they are. And when Talone picks him out of Bayern's Own to escort the Ambassador, Lady Megina, to the post-war country of Tira, Razo is stunned. But he soon finds more than he expected....including his own gifts and many other surprises as well.
What I love about this book so much is the language-it's beautiful. When you're reading it, it feels just like you are one of the beloved characters also, hoping and waiting for a happy ending....or at least some good food.
I rcomend this book to everyone, even those who are past the YA reading level. It really is a treat to read.
Bye now,

1 comment:

Erin said...

I am hopefully getting that from the library today! I am so in need of a Shannon Hale fix, lol.