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The Chronicle of Secret Riven (Keeper of Tales Bk. 2)

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A girl with wondrous, hidden powers must find the courage to confront her destiny in this breathtaking sequel to The Mapmaker's War, which New York Times bestseller Deborah Harkness called "an otherworldly tale that charts the all-too-human territory between heartbreak and hope."

To see is a trick of the mind, but to believe is a trick of the heart.

Born to brilliant parents one thousand years after a great conflict known as The Mapmaker's War, Secret Riven is an uncanny child who can mysteriously communicate with plants and animals. When her knowledge of an esoteric symbol brings unwelcome attention, gentle, watchful Secret finds acceptance from Prince Nikolas, her best friend, and Old Woman, who lives in the distant woods.

When Secret is twelve, her mother, Zavet, receives an arcane manuscript to translate. Zavet begins to suffer nightmares and withdraws into herself. Secret sickens with a fever and awakens able to speak an ancient language, in which her mother is also fluent. Suddenly, Zavet dies-and the manuscript is missing. The only clue left is a cipher for Secret to find. Soon, she will have a choice to make: confront a destiny tied to an ancient past or deny it, never to know its whole truth.

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ISBN: 9781451688924
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Language: English
Page Count: 385
Size: 8.29" l x 5.26" w x 1.05"
Series: N/A

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