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Thorn - Intisar Khanani
Thorn
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For Princess Alyrra, choice is a luxury she's never had ... until she's betrayed. Princess Alyrra has never enjoyed the security or power of her rank. Between her family's cruelty and the court's contempt, she has spent her life in the shadows. Forced to marry a powerful foreign prince, Alyrra... show more
For Princess Alyrra, choice is a luxury she's never had ... until she's betrayed. Princess Alyrra has never enjoyed the security or power of her rank. Between her family's cruelty and the court's contempt, she has spent her life in the shadows. Forced to marry a powerful foreign prince, Alyrra embarks on a journey to meet her betrothed with little hope for a better future. But powerful men have powerful enemies--and now, so does Alyrra. Betrayed during a magical attack, her identity is switched with another woman's, giving Alyrra the first choice she's ever had: to start a new life for herself or fight for a prince she's never met. But Alyrra soon finds that Prince Kestrin is not at all what she expected. While walking away will cost Kestrin his life, returning to the court may cost Alyrra her own. As Alyrra is coming to realize, sometime the hardest choice means learning to trust herself. What people are saying:  "A troubled princess, an unknown prince, a betrothal, a magnificent white horse, a dangerous sorceress, a wanted thief, magic, mystery, and danger. What more could you want? How about an interesting, in-depth plot that deals with issues such as abuse, grief, justice, loss, pain, revenge, and betrayal? This book has all of these and more." - Vendethiel, Amazon review 7/1/2012 "Princess Alyrra/Thorn is the most engaging main character I have met in a long time. All she wants is to be left alone and yet, when push comes to shove, she does step up and do the right thing. She is humble and compassionate and brave, though she doesn't believe it." - Author Elisabeth Wheatley"The climax is a bit of a show-stopper, a wonderful outbreak of magical manipulation with everything at stake, and no real certainty of how things will go." - Pauline's Fantasy Reviews 8/24/2012Readers of Robin McKinley and Mercedes Lackey are sure to enjoy this retelling of the classic Grimm's fairy tale, "The Goose Girl."
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781470181338 (1470181339)
ASIN: 1470181339
Publisher: CreateSpace
Pages no: 237
Edition language: English
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With Her Head in a Book
With Her Head in a Book rated it
3.5
Thank you Netgalley and Intisar Khanani for this ARC copy of Thorn! Language is a weapon, Alyrra. You must learn to defend yourself with what you can. The story of Princess Alyrra begins like the tale of any princess - she’s about to be married off to the prince of a nearby kingdom. Is he kind? Or i...
Nothing better than a good book...
Nothing better than a good book... rated it
3.5 Thorn
Strong writing makes this retelling of the Goose Girl fairytale an entertaining read. This book completely sucked me in after the first chapter. It's a compulsive read. This was an intense YA story which follows Princess Alyrra. Alyrra comes from a well... horrible family. Her brother is abusive a...
A Sea of Stars
A Sea of Stars rated it
4.0 Thorn
Thorn was a really lovely retelling of The Goose Girl and a rather fantastic book in and above itself. One of my favorite parts about it was Alyrra and her actions and choices and, hmm, she's just quite wonderful. Another thing, probably my FAVORITE thing, was the romance. And not because it was swe...
Ivie Hill's Rant Rampage
Ivie Hill's Rant Rampage rated it
5.0 Thorn
When I was a little girl, I had a cassette tape with old fairy tales on it. The lady reading them had the most magical, softest voice you could imagine. I used to listen to that one tape every single night for ages, and it never got old. Amongst the stories was the one called Princess Goose Girl and...
Cassandra Reads
Cassandra Reads rated it
4.5 Review: Thorn by Intisar Khanani
This is one that I've been planning on reading for several days now and had trouble convincing myself to start it. After starting it, I had no trouble getting into it, it was just making myself start reading it that was the issue. Thorn is a fairy-tale retelling of a fairy-tale that I've never read ...
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