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Seeker of the Crown Series: Prisoner of Ice and Snow, Book #2 by Ruth Lauren
(April 3rd, 2018 ~ Bloomsbury USA Childrens)
Ruth Lauren’s “Seeker of the Crown” is full of adventure, strong female characters, friendship, and family, set in a fantasy Russia.
The follow up to “Prisoner of Ice and Snow”, this book stands alone nicely. “Seeker” is the story of Valor, a thirteen year old with impressive crossbow skills, who has recently escaped from prison and been pardoned. She now has been given a mission from the Queen of Demidova-find the missing Princess Anastasia, who has betrayed the country. Joined by her twin sister, Sasha, and a small group of trustworthy friends, Valor heads into an underground network of thieves and royal prisoners to find the dangerous, power hungry Princess. But soon after her mission begins, the Queen herself vanishes, and Demidova is pushed toward dangerous outcomes. Can Valor stop the Princess and those working with her, find the Queen, and keep her family safe, without returning to the prison she’s escaped?
This book has an exciting story line, beautiful descriptions, and a fantastic cast of characters. I love that the story uses men and woman, and boys and girls, equally: as guards, royalty, hunters and hunted. An excellent addition to any middle grade library.
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