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Damsel / Elana K. Arnold.

Arnold, Elana K., author. (Author).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Roseau Public Library ya ARN (Text) 35500006106635 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780062742322
  • ISBN: 0062742329
  • Physical Description: 309 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]

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Summary, etc.: The rite has existed for as long as anyone can remember: When the king dies, his son the prince must venture out into the gray lands, slay a fierce dragon, and rescue a damsel to be his bride. This is the way things have always been. When Ama wakes in the arms of Prince Emory, she knows none of this. She has no memory of what came before she was captured by the dragon or what horrors she faced in its lair. She knows only this handsome young man, the story he tells of her rescue, and her destiny of sitting on a throne beside him. It's all like a dream, like something from a fairy tale. As Ama follows Emory to the kingdom of Harding, however, she discovers that not all is as it seems. There is more to the legends of the dragons and the damsels than anyone knows, and the greatest threats may not be behind her, but around her, now, and closing in.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 August #1
    *Starred Review* A prince ventures into the wilderness to slay a dragon and save a damsel. When he returns home with his rescued bride, he becomes king. That is how it has been in the kingdom of Harding, and how it will always be. Sound familiar? Perhaps, but it's not how this story ends. The first thing Ama knows is waking up in Prince Emory's arms as they ride toward his home. "I saved you," he tells her, and though she has no memory of the thing he saved her from, she believes him. In his castle, as their wedding approaches, she learns to become the perfect queen: calm, obedient, gentle. Ama works at becoming small, but flashes of memory are starting to return to her, and there is more in this castle—and in her heart—than can be contained. Arnold's (What Girls Are Made Of, 2017) pitch-black fairy tale is not subtle in its delivery, but, as its volcanic ending attests, this is not a tale that requires subtlety. It's not an easy read: physical, sexual, and psychological violence all come into play, and adults may want to be on hand for discussions. But for teens, especially girls, learning to transform sadness and fear into active, productive fury, it's an essential allegory. Eat your heart out, Sleeping Beauty: this brutal, devastating, powerful novel won't soon be forgotten. Grades 10-12. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Dragons > Fiction.
Princes > Fiction.
Legends > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
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