Can dandelion and her raptor friends save Sword mountain?
Nancy Yi Fan, the New York Times bestselling author of Swordbird, is back with her richly imagined fantasy bird world.
On her sky-born day, Dandelion is injured and separated from her parents. The exiled musician prince, Fleydur, comes to her rescue and brings her to the Castle of Sky. But the court life of the golden eagles is still dominated by rigid traditions and intrigue, and now a new threat is looming. As flying, swordplay, and music enter her life, Dandelion will have the chance to show that a valley eaglet can be a true princess and a heroine, too. Bravery, equality, and the gift of music triumph over all.
Number of Pages: 288
Reviewed by Lily, age 10
Sword Mountain is the third book in Ms. Fan's bird fantasy series and follows the golden-eagle princes, Fleydur and Forlath, to their home in the mountains. It is a wonderfully fast-paced book about a brave valley eagle named Dandelion whose parents were killed and now Dandelion must prove herself as a heroine. I really enjoyed this book because it is exciting, adventurous and scary. The young author does an excellent job with the dialogue; it is very witty and clever. I love music and this book celebrates the gift of music. Readers may want to read the first two books in the series before this one but do not need to do so to enjoy this book. Recommended for boys and girls ages 9-12.Thank you to HarperCollins Children's for publishing this awesome book!
This book will in stores July of 2012.
Lily, age 10