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Prince perryndon loves books and with his kingdom in grave danger, he unearths a prophecy that could save his land. But with time running out, Perryn learns that a scholar's job is not merely to seek the truth but to understand its worth—and that the power of the prophecy lies in his own hands.
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Hilari Bell used to work as a reference librarian, but she now writes science fiction and fantasy for kids and teens from her home base in Denver, Colorado.Hilari’s favorite activity is camping, when she spends all her time reading and hiking. She says, “Camping is the only time I can get in enough reading. Well, I take that back—when it comes to reading, there’s no such thing as enough.”From Booklist:
Gr. 6-9. "You'll be the forty-fifth warrior-king and not some worthless scholar," the king of Idris tells his 14-year-old son, but Prince Perryn much prefers academic pursuits to his warrior training, and he longs to postpone knighthood for a stint at the university. Then he uncovers an ancient scroll that details how to slay the dragon that is terrorizing the kingdom, and he learns that the king's most trusted advisor is a traitor intent on destroying the kingdom. So begins a classic hero's quest, and, with the murderous traitor in pursuit, Perryn sets out to kill the dragon and restore peace. Bell expertly maintains the delicious suspense to the last page, and she layers the breathtaking action with a cast of fully realized magical creatures and universal coming-of-age questions: How do you reconcile a parent's desires with your own? Is book learning or messy experience a better life guide? Perryn's authentic, urgent feelings--the hurt, misunderstanding, and increasing openheartedness--will draw readers as much as the wholly satisfying, escapist adventure. Gillian Engberg
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Book Description HarperCollins, 2007. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0060599456
Book Description HarperCollins. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0060599456 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0949849
Book Description HarperCollins, 2007. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0060599456