One magical sword. Two rivals.
Wind-voice the half-dove, formerly enslaved, is now free, and Maldeor, the one-winged archaeopteryx, hungers for supreme power. The adversaries will both embark on their own epic quest to find the sword that will determine the future of birdkind. An exciting prequel to the New York Times bestseller Swordbird.
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Nancy Yi Fan is the New York Times bestselling author of Swordbird and Sword Quest. She appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show as one of the World's Smartest Kids and on The Martha Stewart Show. Nancy spent part of her childhood in China, where she was born in 1993. Birds have been a lifelong passion of hers and provided the inspiration for her novels. She began writing her first novel, Swordbird, when she was eleven years old. Nancy attends Harvard University.From AudioFile:
The prequel to SWORD BIRD is here! In this series, the characters are birds. As the story starts, the bird kingdoms are in conflict, and Hero's Day is approaching--albeit several years away. It becomes the quest of Wind-voice, a half-dove, to counter the archaeopteryxes' tyranny, assemble the missing gemstones, and find the true owner of the Hero's Sword. Janellen Steininger has her work cut out for her as she seeks to differentiate the story's bird characters as Fan's plot zooms along. With careful listening, one comes to appreciate her nuances. While Steininger's narrative voice can flow into her characters at times, at other times, her animation of the characters is distinct and appealing. A.R. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description HarperCollins, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11006124337X