Trade Ed. Listening Library 2007
CD ISBN 978-0-7393-5649-4 $35.00 Five CDs
DD ISBN 978-0-7393-5665-4 $15.00
Library Ed. Listening Library 2007
CD ISBN 978-0-7393-4910-6 $55.00 Five CDs
Tamora Pierce's new series, set in her medieval kingdom of Tortall, features 10-year-old Keladry as heroine. As the first girl to take advantage of a decree allowing females to train for knighthood, Kel must prove herself in a male-dominated world. Bernadette Dunne's pleasant, well-paced voice allows listeners to absorb Pierce's richly detailed settings while coming to know the story's many characters. Dunne also brings a wry sense of humor to the challenges Kel faces and endows the feisty heroine with a believable, likable personality. Kel is brave, hard-working, and fair-minded--a great character for young female listeners to admire. Dunne draws out all the magic in Pierce's intricately imagined, fantastical Tortall while simultaneously grounding it as a believable, sometimes grittily real, place. J.C.G. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2008]
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