TITLE-Palace of Stone (Princess Academy #2)
AUTHOR– Shannon Hale
BLURB– When Miri and her friends from Mount Eskel’s princess academy travel to Asland to help the princess-to-be get ready for her wedding, they couldn’t be more thrilled to see the capital city for the first time
But not everything is as perfect as the mountain girls hoped. Torn between loyalty to the princess and her new friends’ ideas, and an old love and a new crush, Miri must summon the courage and skills she gained in the princess academy to make a difficult choice.
CATEGORY– Children above 11 years of age
NUMBER OF PAGES– 321
ISBN – 978-1-61963-257-8
Miri lives on Mount Eskel with her father and sister Marda. Her soon to be princess friend Britta sends Miri a letter inviting Miri and her few of her friends to come to Asland to attend the princess’s wedding. Britta has arranged for Miri to attend the Queen Castle’s university where she shall be studying about scholarly values. Britta has also arranged for Miri’s boyfriend Pedar to receive a stone carving job.
Miri is torn between the two worlds on one hand she doesn’t want to leave her father and sister but at the same time wanted to go to Asland. Miri somehow makes up her mind to go to Asland and leaves with the traders and her few friends.
Upon arriving in Asland Miri is surprised by the site palace, and its glory. Nevertheless, after going to university and mingling with her new friend Miri sees another side of the city. Miri is torn between loyalty to the king, Queen and Britta and trying to help the ‘shoeless’.
Miri is most certainly worried about the amount of wealth that the king seizes, will mount Eskel have to pay a similar price to the king? But won’t standing up against the king damage her loyalty to her friend Britta? Read the book to find out about Miri’s exciting adventure.
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