Dina stands transfixed in the pit of alligator-dragons she must cross to rescue her mother in the labyrinthine castle of the wicked Lord Drakan. Three people have been murdered by someone, and Dina's mother has been summoned to confirm the guilt of young Nico, who was found standing over the bodies with bloody hands. She is a Shamer, and to meet her gaze means confronting all the shameful acts one has ever committed. Yet she finds no guilt in Nico, and will not accuse him, although Drakan is strangely, and menacingly, insistent that she do so.
Dina has inherited her ability, but finds it alienates her from everyone in the village. She longs for just one friend who will look her in the eyes. But now Drakan has threatened to use his dragons to execute her mother publicly on the morrow, and Dina must find allies to save her. Before the story is over Dina will find those allies and that loyal friend--but also feel the dragon's needle-sharp fangs, in this exciting beginning to a promising fantasy series translated from the Danish. (Ages 10 to 14) -- Patty Campbell --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The story is about trust, friendship, courage and choice.
I definetely suggest this for a reader 5th grade and up, and for any adult that truly enjoys a good book with strong, realistic characters.
The first book is fantastic and you have to read it to understand the second, the thierd and ofcourse the last one!
The Shamer's Daughter is a great fantasy novel set in a somewhat medieval world. There are two fantasy elements to this world that really make the book stand out:
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This book is truly amazing. It has a unique plot and curious ideas. I dont want to tell you what it is abbout and be a spoiler, but i think it's a really good book. Read morePublished on July 4, 2011 by AR
i can only say that all the shamer series are good books to read what ever your age.but if your looking for swearing /gore you will not get that from these books and i think that... Read morePublished on September 12, 2010 by floss
Shamer's Daughyer is a wonderful and well written story that can be recommended for ages 7-99. I myself was 57 when I read it, and I nearly missed going to work because it was so... Read morePublished on September 10, 2008 by Anne Bisgaard
These are delightful children's books about dragons, evil princes, and magical powers. The main character is a high-spirited, stubborn young teenage girl. Read morePublished on May 16, 2008 by B. D. Heyink
Admittedly, this isn't the best fantasy book I've read, but it's good. The young heroine isn't all-fired powerful, thank the book-gods for that. Read morePublished on August 14, 2007 by Julie
This is a book that clicks with some people. I personally think this is a wonderfully created book. The way Lene Kaaberbol writes this makes you think about what you would do in... Read morePublished on June 24, 2007 by BlackRose
As a teacher I constantly review books for my students. I felt that this was one of the best fantasy books that I have EVER read. Read morePublished on May 28, 2007 by Jennifer J. Kozak
Set in a fairytale Scotland, The Shamer's Daughter was refreshing and intense. The main character, only a 12 year old girl, is forced to grow up when she inherits her mother's gift... Read morePublished on January 10, 2007 by Kaila