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is different. She has a trinket from a god. She works for the noble Queen’s
riders. A group of men and women who with extreme bravery and cunning protect
the land of Tortall from bandits and foreign invaders. However the strangest
thing about her is the fact that she can talk to animals. She
has wild magic. This magic is not a common talent. It’s different then
the magic most mages in the land control. More dangerous, unpredictable.
It can take her to places no sane person would want to go. With her work
with the Queen’s riders she finds new friends (both human and animal).
She must learn to trust her new friends and her growing powers. The very
balance of nature depends on it. (Kat M., 8th grade student, Rundlett Middle
Human-animal communication -- Fiction.
Supernatural -- Fiction.
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