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- Book 2 of 3 in Princess Academy
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“Palace of Stone . . . proves once again that with quick wit and brave words, one person really can change the world.” ―School Library Journal
“Powerful and deeply engaging. . . . Readers who have been waiting since 2005 will find their patience well rewarded.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“Hale's skill as a storyteller will charm her audience . . . nobody else has quite the same knack for seamlessly segueing between the folksy, intimate charm of an extended fairy tale and the larger canvas and more epic scope of high fantasy.” ―Horn Book
“Hale is a master of fantasy. . . . A gorgeously-written sequel.” ―Stephanie Perkins, author of Anna and the French Kiss
“Shannon Hale's books reignite my love of reading--that joy of having the time of my life with a great story.” ―Stephenie Meyer, author of Twilight
“Shannon Hale writes deft, lyrical wonderful fantasy.” ―Holly Black
“Hale's skill as a storyteller will charm her audience…nobody else has quite the same knack for seamlessly segueing between the folksy, intimate charm of an extended fairy tale and the larger canvas and more epic scope of high fantasy.” ―The Horn Book on Palace of Stone
“Shannon Hale writes deft, lyrical wonderful fantasy” ―Holly Black
About the Author
- ASIN : B007N6JDN4
- Publisher : Bloomsbury USA Childrens; 1st edition (August 21, 2012)
- Publication date : August 21, 2012
- Language : English
- File size : 6903 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 350 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #116,327 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Shannon Hale knows how to tell a story, and this book is no exception to the rule. The result is this beautifully told fairy tale with a unique, strong female voice -- no damsel in distress waiting for Prince Charming to rescue here here. I could not put this book down.
That said, I love the series and have read everything Hale has written--and will continue to do so!
That said, Palace of Stone failed to wow me as much as her other books have. Her writing style is still excellent, with deft turns of phrase and dialogue. Her setting was interesting, and I enjoyed seeing Miri attend a school that introduced her to ethical dilemmas both practical and philosophical. But it was just not quite enough to rate five stars.
I was hoping to get to know the original characters of Princess Academy better as well as seeing new characters. The queen was well drawn and a fascinating character, and I found Master Filippus an interesting addition also. Timon was less than impressive (which appears to be deliberate). I would have liked to see Miri's relationship with Peder develop further, but they both get distracted with other pursuits.
Shannon Hale attempted the difficult by taking a familiar and well loved cast of characters and transplanting them into an entirely new environment, and on the whole she succeeds. She also does a good job at keeping continuity and weaving into being a courtly aspect of the world started in Princess Academy.
Altogether, this story is a very good read and worth the time taken-- though if this is your first introduction to Shannon Hale's stories, I would suggest starting with Princess Academy and/or The Goose Girl.