Monday, September 14, 2009

River Secrets by Shannon Hale

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Title: River Secrets(The Books of Bayern #3)
Author: Shannon Hale
Reviewer: Karen
Genre: YA Fantasy
Rating: Worship
Alerts/Warnings: Some violence
Premise: The war with Tira is over, and Tira has lost. But simmering anger remains, and hostilities could erupt at any moment. In a desperate attempt to maintain the peace, King Geric sends an ambassador to the Tiran capitol. Razo is astounded when he is selected to be part of the delegation's military guard, and even more surprised when he discovers the real reason for his inclusion.(King County Library System)
Opinions: Razo, one of Princess Isi's friends from the Goose Girl, is surprised to find himself nominated as one of the military escort to accompany the Bayern ambassador to Tiran to strengthen relationships after the Tiran/Bayern war. Along the journey to Ingridan, capital of Tira, Razo discovers a burned body. Concerns arrize as to whether his friend Enna might be burning again of if someone from Tira has placed the body there to frame Bayern, leading to the possible start of another war between the two countries. When more burnt bodies are discovered after they arrive to their destination, Razo's captain calls him to be a spy in order to discover who is the perpetrator behind the murders. Will he be able to discover the truth and what does Razo learn about himself along the way? This is a must read if you want to find out.

I LOVE RAZO!!! I love seeing the story from his point of view and learning more about him. Shannon does a fantastic job bringing the reader into Razo's world. The description is incredible and the story amazing. This is a must read if you enjoy anything by Shannon Hale.

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