Rin is sure that something is wrong with her…something really bad. Something that is keeping her from feeling at home in the Forest homestead where she’s lived all her life. Something that is keeping her from trusting herself with anyone at all. When her brother Razo returns from the city for a... show more
Rin is sure that something is wrong with her…something really bad. Something that is keeping her from feeling at home in the Forest homestead where she’s lived all her life. Something that is keeping her from trusting herself with anyone at all. When her brother Razo returns from the city for a visit, she accompanies him to the palace, hoping that she can find peace away from home. But war has come to Bayern again, and Rin is compelled to join the queen and her closest allies—magical girls Rin thinks of as the Fire Sisters—as they venture into the Forest toward Kel, the land where someone seems to want them all dead. Many beloved Bayern characters reappear in this story, but it is Rin’s own journey of discovering how to balance the good and the bad in herself that drives this compelling adventure.Once again, Newbery Honor-winning author Shannon Hale brings readers to a world where great friendships, unexpected plot twists, and a little dose of magic make for incredible storytelling.
Publish date: September 15th 2009
Pages no: 389
Edition language: English
Series: The Books of Bayern (#4)
The best character in the series comes at the end - Rinna adds fascinating struggles and a whole new power to the mix, but I may have reached the end of my capacity to marathon Hale's books, as I found this one a bit more of a struggle to get through. Alternately, that could be down to the structure...
Forest-Born, the last book of The Books of Bayern series, follows Rin, Razo's little sister. Unlike the main characters of the other books, Rin only shows up in this book, although she is mentioned in the third one. She lives in the Forest, but is no longer comfortable there. When Razo comes home to...
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I actually didn't like Rin when I first read this, but now I see just how similar I am to her...strange. Anyway, completely beautiful!Full review to come...
Oh, I am so glad that Hale opted to add a fourth book to The Books of Bayern series! After my disappointment with River Secrets, Forest Born proved to be an awesome read and I enjoyed it every bit as much as The Goose Girl and Enna Burning... maybe even more! And again, I have to wonder if focusing ...