Aurelie: A Faerie Tale
Release Date: September 2, 2008
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company, LLC
Age Group: Young Adult, ages 11 and up.
Once there where four friends, three human and one river dragon. Princess Aurelie, Garin, Netta and Loic. The three humans were gifted with the sight of the Fae, only on the condition that no one would ever know. Netta mistakenly recognizes a Fae when visiting the marketplace and consequently loses her sight. The four friends drift apart after the tragic event. Aurelie, Garin and Netta stop visiting Loic for fear of what might happen if he finds out about Netta. Garin’s country is at war with Aurelie’s, so he has returned to his home. And after the accident Netta moves into the country with her uncle.
Aurelie is deeply upset at the loss of her friends and the sting only sharpens when she loses her mother. Aurelie finds herself crossing the sea to Garin’s homestead on a diplomatic mission, which inevitably brings the handsome Garin back into her life. Will the princess be able to bring her four friends back together and save her kingdom at the same time?
Aurelie: A Faerie Tale immerses its readers in a tale of magic and fascination. The narration of the story shifts from the four characters. Not only do readers get to know the Princess, but also the lives of the other characters. And they all intertwine meticulously. Aurelie is a beautifully written tale and I’m sure you will think so too! Readers will eagerly turn the pages full of vivid descriptions and surprising plot twists! I hadn’t read Tomlinson’s novel,The Swan Maiden, but I had heard great things about it. I am thrilled to have had the chance to read Aurelie!!
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