Kirkus Star
THE KIRKUS STAR
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Series: Princess Academy


PALACE OF STONE by Shannon Hale
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"Miri's story comes to a satisfying end; readers who have been waiting since 2005 will find their patience well rewarded. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Miri leaves her mountain of linder stone for another year of study and finds ethics and rhetoric to be powerful tools in the making of a revolution. Read full book review >
PRINCESS ACADEMY by Shannon Hale
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"The climax involving evil brigands is a bit forced, but everything else is an unalloyed joy. (Fantasy. 9-14)"
There are many pleasures to this satisfying tale: a precise lyricism to the language ("The world was as dark as eyes closed" or "Miri's laugh is a tune you love to whistle") and a rhythm to the story that takes its tropes from many places, but its heart from ours. Read full book review >