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Victoria Hanley

Victoria HanleyVictoria Hanley is certified as a Montessori teacher and as a massage therapist. Born in California, she lives in Colorado. Hanley has two young adult children and a young-at-heart husband. Hanley’s first novel, The Seer and the Sword, was published in more than a dozen countries around the world. The winner of the Colorado Book Award, the book has also appeared on the New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age List, the Texas Lone Star Reading List, and the Oklahoma Sequoyah and Utah Master Lists. To learn more about Victoria Hanley, go to her website.

The Seer and the Sword: Standard medieval-adventure-fantasy

The Seer and the Sword by Victoria Hanley

It's hard to muster up any particularly strong feelings for The Seer and the Sword. It is your standard medieval-adventure-fantasy, with every plot development and character arc foreseeable far in advance, told in sparse and simple prose. It's hard to be too enthusiastic about it, yet at the same time I can't be too dismissive either.

The story revolves around two young royals: red-headed Princess Torina of Archeld, and Prince Landen, whose country of Bellandra has just been defeated by Torina's father. Landen is brought to Archeld as a slave, but is freed by Torina and allowed to join the ranks of King Kareed's army (why the king would have the son of his defeated enemy trained in combat is something of a mystery). Whilst Landen wonders over the fate of the Sword of Bellandra that was seized and concealed by Kareed, Torina finds that she has a gift for seeing fut... Read More

More books by Victoria Hanley

Zaria Tourmaline — (2009-2012) Young adult. Publisher: Orphaned fairy Zaria Tourmaline suffers from having a mind of her own. Although she tries to be a good fairy, her quest to find out what really killed her parents leads her to break the laws of Feyland again and again, putting herself and her friends into the path of perils she didn’t even know existed.

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