Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Teen Tuesday: The Goose Girl and The Books of Bayern

Utah author, Shannon Hale writes books with strong female characters. Teen Tuesday will focus on her series: The Books of Bayern. 

The Goose Girl is the first book in this series. This book made me think about the power that lies within us. Which power would you like to have? The power to make the wind obey you, to talk to animals and have them do your bidding, or some other power?

From Goodreads.com: "Anidori-Kiladra Talianna Isilee, Crown Princess of Kildenree, spends the first years of her life under her aunt's guidance learning to communicate with animals. As she grows up Ani develops the skills of animal speech, but is never comfortable speaking with people, so when her silver-tongued lady-in-waiting leads a mutiny during Ani's journey to be married in a foreign land, Ani is helpless and cannot persuade anyone to assist her. 

Becoming a goose girl for the king, Ani eventually uses her own special, nearly magical powers to find her way to her true destiny. Shannon Hale has woven an incredible, original and magical tale of a girl who must find her own unusual talents before she can become queen of the people she has made her own."

I enjoyed the friendships in this book, and Hale continues these friendships in the second book: Enna Burning. Enna also has the gift of speech to command fire. Unfortunately, fire consumes, and Enna must find a way to control the fire without being destroyed by it. 

The saga continues with the Hale book I am currently reading: River Secrets. This one is based on Razo, the male friend of Ani and Enna. I'm predicting that his power will involved water because of the title. 

The fourth book is called Forest Born, and Razo's sister is the main character, so apparently the friendships will continue throughout the series.

Read the books in order, or you may be a bit lost lost because they build on each other. 

You can purchase each book separately or as a set. All of these books are rated high on Goodreads.com.

What would part of nature would you like to command? I think I'd like to command the wind. 

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