A Tale of Two Castles

2 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 115 ratings

A Tale of Two Castles Publisher's Summary

Elodie journeys to the town of Two Castles to become a mansioner - an actress - but the master of the troupe turns her away. Brilliant dragon Meenore takes her in, then sends her on a dangerous mission within an ogre’s castle. There, disguised as a kitchen maid, she plays the role of a lifetime, pitted against a foe intent on murder.

Black-and-white cats, a handsome cat trainer, a greedy king, a giddy princess, a shape-shifting ogre, a brilliant dragon.... Elodie must discover which of them is kind, which is cruel, and, most of all, which is the one who deserves her trust.

Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine weaves an entrancing tale of a fearsome ogre, a dragon detective, and a remarkable heroine who finds friendship where she least expects it, learns that there are many ways to mansion, and discovers that goodness and evil come in all shapes and sizes.

©2011 Gail Carson Levine (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • A Tale of Two Castles

    • By: Gail Carson Levine
    • Narrated by: Sarah Coomes
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 84

    Elodie journeys to the town of Two Castles to become a mansioner - an actress - but the master of the troupe turns her away. Brilliant dragon Meenore takes her in, then sends her on a dangerous mission within an ogre’s castle. There, disguised as a kitchen maid, she plays the role of a lifetime, pitted against a foe intent on murder. Black-and-white cats, a handsome cat trainer, a greedy king, a giddy princess, a shape-shifting ogre, a brilliant dragon.... Elodie must discover which of them is kind, which is cruel, and, most of all, which is the one who deserves her trust.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enthralling, Entertaining, Engaging!

    • By Mallory on 05-14-12

    Regular price: $19.99

  • Book 2

    • Stolen Magic

    • By: Gail Carson Levine
    • Narrated by: Sarah Comes
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Elodie, the dragon detective Meenore, and the kindly ogre Count Jonty Um are all on their way to Elodie's home island of Lahnt. Elodie has barely set foot on land before she learns that the Replica, a statue that keeps her island's deadly volcano from erupting, has been stolen! If the Replica isn't found in three days, a mountain will be destroyed. And when Elodie ends up alone with a cast of characters, each of whom may be guilty, she has to use her wits to try to unravel a tangled web of lies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Magical, Mysterious Listen

    • By amanda marie on 12-11-17

    Regular price: $21.67