Six Crimson Cranes - Six Crimson Cranes (Hardback)Elizabeth Lim (author)
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A princess in exile. Six enchanted cranes. An unspeakable curse.
A beautiful and immersive YA fantasy retelling of the Grimm brothers' The Six Swans fairytale, set in an East-Asian inspired world, by the author of Spin the Dawn.
Shiori'anma, the only princess of Kiata, has a secret. Forbidden magic runs through her veins. Normally she conceals it well, but on the morning of her betrothal ceremony, Shiori loses control. At first, her mistake seems like a stroke of luck, forestalling the wedding she never wanted, but it also catches the attention of Raikama, her stepmother.
A sorceress in her own right, Raikama banishes the young princess, turning her brothers into cranes, and warning Shiori that she must speak of it to no one: for with every word that escapes her lips, one of her brothers will die.
Penniless, voiceless, and alone, Shiori searches for her brothers, and uncovers a dark conspiracy to seize the throne. Only Shiori can set the kingdom to rights, but to do so she must place her trust in a paper bird, a mercurial dragon, as well as the very boy she fought so hard not to marry. And she must embrace the magic she's been taught all her life to contain - no matter what it costs her.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Number of pages: 464
Dimensions: 240 x 156 mm
A dazzling fairy tale full of breathtaking storytelling * Stephanie Garber, Sunday Times bestselling author of Caraval *
This is a gem for all lovers of whimsical fantasy! * Natasha Ngan, New York Times bestselling author of Girls of Paper and Fire *
What an amazing creation! Every time I thought I knew where it was going, I was wrong. This is a white-knuckle read! * Tamora Pierce, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Tempests and Slaughter *
A resilient heroine, a cast of imaginative characters, and creative plot turns make this gem of a novel sparkle * Stacey Lee, award-winning author of The Downstairs Girl *
This book is magic! * Kristin Cashore, New York Times bestselling author of Graceling *
A must-read for lovers of folkloric fantasy, told with flair and originality. Readers will be captivated by Shiori's journey * Juliet Marillier, award-winning author of Sevenwaters and Wildwood Dancing *
A princess with a secret, forbidden magic, betrothals gone awry-Six Crimson Cranes is an unputdownable, sweeping fairytale that thrills as much as it delights. Lim is a master storyteller which is apparent with every magical turn of the page. * Kerri Maniscalco, #1 NYT bestselling author of Kingdom of the Wicked *
An addictive magical adventure * School Library Journal *
Sure to delight even the most jaded of fantasy readers * NPR *
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