Author(s): Shannon Hale
Coming down from the mountain to a new city life is a thrill to Miri. She and her princess academy friends have come to Asland to help the future princess Britta prepare for her wedding. There, Miri also has a chance to attend school-at the prestigious Queen's Castle.But as Miri befriends sophisticated and exciting students, she also learns that they have some frightening plans for a revolution. Torn between loyalty to the princess and her new friends' ideas, between an old love and a new crush, and between her small mountain home and the bustling city, Miri looks to find her own way in this new place.Skilled storyteller Shannon Hale continues Miri's compelling story in this beautiful and inspiring sequel, now available in paperback for the first time.
""Palace of Stone" . . . proves once again that with quick wit and brave words, one person really can change the world." --"School Library Journal ""Powerful and deeply engaging. . . . Readers who have been waiting since 2005 will find their patience well rewarded." --"Kirkus Reviews ""Hale's skill as a storyteller will charm her audience . . . nobody else has quite the same knack for seamlessly segueing between the folksy, intimate charm of an extended fairy tale and the larger canvas and more epic scope of high fantasy." --"Horn Book ""Hale is a master of fantasy. . . . A gorgeously-written sequel." --Stephanie Perkins, author of "Anna and the French Kiss""Shannon Hale's books reignite my love of reading--that joy of having the time of my life with a great story." --Stephenie Meyer, author of "Twilight""Shannon Hale writes deft, lyrical wonderful fantasy." --Holly Black
Shannon Hale is the Newbery Honor-winning and New York Times" bestselling author of the Princess Academy series; Book of a Thousand Days"; The Books of Bayern; Dangerous"; and the graphic novels Rapunzel's Revenge" and Calamity Jack." She also wrote three novels for adults, including "Austenland," now a major motion picture starring Keri Russell. She and her husband, the author Dean Hale, have four children and live near Salt Lake City, Utah. Visit Shannon online at www.shannonhale.com and on Twitter at @HaleShannon.