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  • 2 of 3 copies available at Sage Library System.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District. (Show)

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Summary:

Zahru has long dreamed of leaving the kingdom of Orkena and having the kinds of adventures she's only ever heard about in stories. But as a lowly Whisperer, her power to commune with animals means that her place is serving in the royal stables until the day her magic runs dry. All that changes when the ailing ruler invokes the Crossing. A death-defying race across the desert, in which the first of his heirs to finish--and take the life of a human sacrifice at the journey's end--will ascend to the throne. With all of the kingdom abuzz, Zahru leaps at the chance to change her fate if just for a night by sneaking into the palace for a taste of the revelry. But the minor indiscretion turns into a deadly mistake when she gets caught up in a feud between the heirs and is forced to become the Crossing's human sacrifice. Now Zahru's only hope for survival hinges on the impossible: somehow figuring out how to overcome the most dangerous people in the world. -- from book jacket.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library YA FIC MAE (Text) 33892100689091 Young Adult Fiction Book None 01/05/2021 Available -
Baker County Library MAE (Natalie) - Kinder BK 01 (Text) 37814003408615 YOUNG ADULT - NEW Book System_Only_3months 07/01/2021 Checked out 10/04/2021
The Dalles Wasco County Library YA MAE (Text) 33892006605100 YOUNG ADULT FICTION Book None 07/02/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781984835215
  • ISBN: 1984835211
  • Physical Description: 406 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A girl destined to die. A weapon more powerful than any blade." -- from front cover.
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Summary, etc.:
Zahru has long dreamed of leaving the kingdom of Orkena and having the kinds of adventures she's only ever heard about in stories. But as a lowly Whisperer, her power to commune with animals means that her place is serving in the royal stables until the day her magic runs dry. All that changes when the ailing ruler invokes the Crossing. A death-defying race across the desert, in which the first of his heirs to finish--and take the life of a human sacrifice at the journey's end--will ascend to the throne. With all of the kingdom abuzz, Zahru leaps at the chance to change her fate if just for a night by sneaking into the palace for a taste of the revelry. But the minor indiscretion turns into a deadly mistake when she gets caught up in a feud between the heirs and is forced to become the Crossing's human sacrifice. Now Zahru's only hope for survival hinges on the impossible: somehow figuring out how to overcome the most dangerous people in the world. -- from book jacket.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 12+. Razorbill.
Subject: Magic > Fiction.
Kings and rulers > Fiction.
Human sacrifice > Fiction.
Inheritance and succession > Competitions > Fiction.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Novels.

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