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Pierce, Tamora
New York : Random House, 1997
IL 5-8  RL 5.6
ISBN 0679882901
Daine 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 School)
SUBJECTS:     Human-animal communication -- Fiction.
                        Supernatural -- Fiction.


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