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by Elizabeth Wein
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By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it 3 years ago
My next reading notes series is going to look at four books by Elizabeth Wein. Wein is probably known best for Code Name Verity, which was awarded a Printz Honor and is one of my favorite books ever. However, my first taste of Wein’s writing was her debut, The Winter Prince, and I’m going to be look...
between4walls rated it 5 years ago
Sequel to The Winter Prince, though focusing on a different protagonist. The first-person voice is beautiful and gripping, but without the tension and darkness that make The Winter Prince unique. I was nervous after the first few pages, where most of the characters from the previous book are kille...
Deirdre rated it 6 years ago
Enormously interesting, and -- sometimes, and surprisingly -- incredibly moving. This is a very beautiful, delicate study of first love, which is also filled with political intrigue, adventure, lions, secret passages, twists, adventure, comedy, tragedy....and the most amazing characters. I don't kno...
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coffee & ink rated it 8 years ago
Reads like there's a missing first half -- the fall of Camlann, the ship voyage, the friendship between Goewin and Priamos. The most recent reread, I could finally see some of what Wein was attempting: the difficult position of a woman in a world which did not allow women to be politically powerful...
By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it 8 years ago
I think the most important thing to say about these books is that they’re not The Winter Prince. They certainly build off of that story, and I would most definitely read it first. But The Winter Prince is one of those books that I don’t think you could write a real sequel to. Nonetheles, A Coalition...
altheaann rated it 11 years ago
This book was marketed as YA, but I really didn't feel that it had that feel at all...This is a short but complex historical fiction story that postulates that in the time of 6th-century Arthurian Britain, there was a political/trade connection between Britain and the kingdom of Aksum (modern-day Et...
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