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The Speaker
Contributor(s): Chee, Traci
ISBN: 0399176780     ISBN-13: 9780399176784
Publisher: Putnam Pub Group
    OUR PRICE: $17.99  
Product Type: Hardcover
Published: November 2017
Annotation: Hiding in the forest after escaping the Guard, Sefia and Archer discover how to alleviate Archer's nightmares by hunting impressers and freeing their captives, a mission that challenges Archer's fragile psyche and compels Sefia's ongoing investigation into the mysterious Book. Simultaneous eBook.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Books and reading; Fiction.
Nightmares; Fiction.
Adventure and adventurers; Fiction.
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: 2017016556
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Series: Sea of Ink and Gold
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 8.75" H x 6.00" W x 1.75" (1.38 lbs) 487 pages
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2017 September)

Gr 7 Up—This installment picks up where The Reader ended, with Sefia and Archer on the run from The Guard. Unsure about how to proceed, Sefia searches the Book and uncovers several jaw-dropping discoveries: Tanin is still alive and Archer is still believed to be the one to lead the impending Red War. In an effort to quell Archer's nightmares and to stop the conflict, the pair uses the Book to find and kill impressors and free their captives. Meanwhile, Tanin will stop at nothing to retrieve the Book, to ensure important events take place that lead to the Red War, and to hold on to her power. This sequel is an intense story about destiny, sacrifice, and selflessness. Chee introduces dynamic characters with gut-wrenching backstories, whom readers will want to hate but won't be able to resist rooting for. Strategically written with elements from the previous volume, this entry is rich with twists and turns that will leave readers in constant shock while reminding them that there are no coincidences in this narrative. VERDICT A must-have for all collections and highly recommended for fans of Mary E. Pearson's "The Remnant Chronicles" or Megan Whalen Turner's "The Queen's Thief" series.—Dawn Abron, Zion-Benton Public Library, IL

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