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ISBN13: 9780142405796
ISBN10: 0142405795
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An impressive debut, equal parts commercial appeal and literary prowess.

Princess Aurelia is next in line to rule the kingdom of Tyralt, but she would rather be one of the common folk, free to learn and roam and...not marry the next tyrannical prince that comes courting. Naturally, the king wants Aurelia to marry for political power. Aurelia wants to marry for love. And someone in the kingdom wants her...dead. Assigned to investigate and protect Aurelia is Robert, the son of the king's former royal spy and one of Aurelia's oldest friends. As Aurelia and Robert slowly uncover clues as to who is threatening her, their friendship turns to romance. With everything possible on the line — her life, her kingdom, her heart — Aurelia is forced to take matters into her own hands, no matter the cost.

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Crown princess Aurelia is a survivor. She survived attempted assassination. She survived the king's rejection. She survived her mother's abandonment. And now, in exile, she must survive her kingdom — from hostile crowds to raw frontier to desert sands. But even as unknown assailants track Aurelia and expedition guide Robert, she knows what her greatest risk is: falling in love...

About the Author

Anne Osterlund is the author of four young adult books, including Aurelia and its sequel, Exile. Her second novel, Academy 7, won the OCTE Spirit of Oregon Award and was an ALA/YALSA Popular Paperback nominee. Anne works as a full-time author and presents for schools, conferences, and writing events. She grew up in the sunshine of eastern Oregon and earned a BA from Whitworth College, where she majored in elementary education with Spanish and English teaching fields. Anne lives in a cute little yellow house with her new feline friend, Simba, and her own library of young adult books. She and her characters can be found on her website at www.anneosterlund.com. Salvation is her fourth novel, and she has dreams of many more in the future.

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Lieder Madchen, April 22, 2011 (view all comments by Lieder Madchen)
obert Vantauge cannot imagine why anyone would try to kill Princess Aurelia. It has been years since he saw her last, but he still remembers her bright wit and sharp intelligence. When he hears that she is in danger, he goes to the palace immediately. There he finds her amid suitors and schemers, with no idea whatsoever that her life is being threatened. As he struggles to find the assassin, he also struggles with his rapidly growing feelings for his former classmate.
This book has an interesting mixture of genres and styles. It is fantasy, but there is no magic. It is set in a court, but there is more than a hint of the Wild West about it. The characters, major and minor, are well written and believable. I love Aurelia's sarcasm and Robert's ability to stand up to her, the two of them together are fun to read about. This book ends with great promise for a sequel, and that sequel, Exile, is coming out in just a couple of weeks. I can hardly wait to read it!
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lynderhea, April 26, 2008 (view all comments by lynderhea)
Though this is written as a teen book as an adult I enjoyed it immensely. I would recommend it to any teen looking for a wonderful read with fresh and delightful dialogue; though any hopeless romantic like me would love the book as well. The characters are amazing and written so well you can't help but feel you know them. I fell in love with Aurelia's compassion and spunk and hope to find out more about her adventures. I would also recommend this book to any young horse lovers out there. I am intrigued by the world she created combining palace and frontier life.
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t_osterlund, March 23, 2008 (view all comments by t_osterlund)
Aurelia - she caught my eye from the beginning when she was sitting uncomfortably at her sister's coming out party--wishing to be anywhere else! Her character grew on me throughout the book, she has more to reveal I believe! She is stubborn, witty, sarcastic, and quite the heroine despite nearly getting herself killed! Her supporting characters are also fascinating--from the tall horseman named Drew in his top hat to her hapless comrade and classmate, Robert. I can't wait to see where her next adventure will lead...
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142405796
Author:
Osterlund, Anne
Publisher:
Speak
Subject:
Kings, queens, rulers, etc.
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - General
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Subject:
Royalty (kings queens princes princesses knights etc.)
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Assassination
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
12-17

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