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"you can be a warrior, if you choose to be."
It takes just a moment for fifteen-year-old Branwen's life to change forever. In the blink of an eye the Saxons attack and her brother is killed. Almost as quickly, she is sent away from her home to a neighboring stronghold where she'll be safe from harm. Now Branwen lives as a princess should—surrounded by exquisite things and lavish quarters. But deep down remains the soul of a warrior.
Just when Branwen is sure she has been pushed to her limits, a chance encounter with a mystical woman in white forces her to question everything—and everyone—around her. With no time to lose, Branwen must make a choice: continue in the path her parents intended for her . . . or step into the role of true Warrior Princess.
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Frewin Jones has always believed in the existence of “other worlds” that we could just step in and out of if we only knew the way. In the Mortal World, Frewin lives in southeast London with a mystical cat called Siouxsie Sioux.From School Library Journal:
Grade 7–9—An unexpected encounter with Saxon warriors in the hills near their home ended with the death of Branwen's brother and her banishment to safety in the kingdom of her father's ally Prince Llew. While struggling to adjust to a pampered and dainty new life as a princess, Branwen finds herself increasingly drawn to her old ways as a warrior maiden. Teased and taunted because the people around her cannot understand her strength and mastery with slingshots and the wild falcon that follows her, the 15-year-old eventually gives in to the secret temptation to be trained as a skilled warrior. Thus begins her journey toward becoming the defender of her people. Daughter to a warrior mother, Branwen must quickly press on to maturity and decide whether to marry as tradition and her family wills or follow an uncertain, but prophesied destiny as Warrior Princess. Exciting from start to finish, the story follows her as she moves beyond the awkwardness of girlhood to the assurance of the powerful young woman she is about to become. Filled with battle scenes, fully realized characters, and a conclusion that will keep readers guessing, this story has surefire appeal.—Caryl Soriano, New York Public Library
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Book Description HarperTeen, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION FIRST PRINT Full Number Line 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10. Seller Inventory # ABE-1510058954426
Book Description HarperTeen, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110060871431
Book Description HarperTeen, 2009. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0060871431