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Rin is sure that something is wrong with her...something really bad. Something that is keeping her from feeling at home in the Forest homestead where she’s lived all her life. Something that is keeping her from trusting herself with anyone at all. When her brother Razo returns from the city for a visit, she accompanies him to the palace, hoping that she can find peace away from home. But war has come to Bayern again, and Rin is compelled to join the queen and her closest allies - magical girls Rin thinks of as the Fire Sisters - as they venture into the Forest toward Kel, the land where someone seems to want them all dead.

Many beloved Bayern characters reappear in this story, but it is Rin’s own journey of discovering how to balance the good and the bad in herself that drives this compelling adventure.

©2013 Shannon Hale (P)2013 AudioGO

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  • 05-14-16

Ugh. This seemed to drag on forever.

Goose girl was so good. We listened to the entire series. Each consecutive book was less than the original. It was nice to see the progression of familiar characters, but the prose became repetitive and predictable. I'm glad we've finished the series and so glad we listened to her "thousand years" book immediately following "Goose Girl".

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fabulous, but...

I read these books when they first came out, loved them. got the Kindle books with whisper sync for my daughter, first goose girl, then enna burning. she listened to them on loop, day after day. we bought river secrets for a family road trip, then this one for the ride home. the cast has been amazing for the first three books, but suddenly, all the voices are different. things happen, but I'm sad they didn't get to keep the cast for all four books.

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I really enjoyed the first 3 books but this last one... not so much... Razo’s voice was much better in this book -felt truer to his character, but Wrena’s character & story is so drawn out, and dramatic in description & speech... it was hard to get through this one. Not very enjoyable...

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thought provoking, fun & exciting.

i loved it! i couldn't stop listening, it was exciting and satisfying to the end. loved the characters.

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Continues to produce new shoots of insight

The author has written a book that offers new reminders of truth with each reading. Like the trees for Rynn, this book invites us to see ourselves as we are and to find peace in that. It challenges us to grow and to find and develop our gifts. Shannon Hale calls out truth in her readers.

The performers of this audio book developed the story well with their voices, bringing each character to life well.

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Good not great

I wasn't as impressed with this book as the others. All the girls seemed so blood thirsty. but still a great story of teenage girl finding herself

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shannon hale!!

oh,i love shannon hale's books!! they are so good. i think shannon hale is a genius!!!!!!

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Sooo cool

I loved it it was so adventures and amazing.I recommend it for fantasy people .I love Shannon Hale so much.

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Good story line

very well written story but it Would be better of it were narrated by a full cast.

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all right

This book is about a girl discovering what she can do , could or shouldn't do. The story keeps you on the edge of your seat until the very end. Hard to put it down and it wraps up any loose ends in the 4 book series. It was a great ending. I was so happy for her, I shed a tear. Find out why and read it.

It starts out a little dark and depressing, but it gets better as she leaves home because of what she did wrong. As time goes by, she discovers herself and makes life changing decisions that gets her in and out of trouble for others. Lots of action and drama with some romance and family. A must read.