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The Crystal Heart
  

The Crystal Heart (Paperback)

By Masson, Sophie
Foreword by Terenzi, Dr Fiorella

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A girl in a tower. An underground kingdom. This retelling of Rapunzel offers a gripping blend of magic, romance, adventure, fairytale, and mystery.When 17-year-old army conscript Kasper Bator is chosen to join the elite guard that keeps watch over a dangerous prisoner in a tower,... read full description below.

ISBN 9780857982070
Published 1 July 2014 by Random House
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780857982070
ISBN-10 0857982079
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Random House
Imprint Random House Australia Children's Books
Publication Date 1 July 2014
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Masson, Sophie
Foreword by Terenzi, Dr Fiorella
Category Teenage Romance
Industry & Industrial Studies
Australian
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 133mm
Height: 199mm
Spine: 21mm
Weight 236g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 483291

Description of this Book

A girl in a tower. An underground kingdom. This retelling of Rapunzel offers a gripping blend of magic, romance, adventure, fairytale, and mystery.When 17-year-old army conscript Kasper Bator is chosen to join the elite guard that keeps watch over a dangerous prisoner in a tower, he believes what he's been told: the prisoner is a powerful witch. But when he meets the prisoner, Kasper's life will change forever--for the prisoner is no witch, but a beautiful young girl. The daughter of the country's enemy, the Prince of Night, Izolda has been held hostage since she was three. And she is in imminent danger, for a prophecy says she must die on her 16th birthday if Krainos is to be saved from the Prince of Night. Kasper decides to help her escape. As the days pass, their friendship turns into real love, but their hiding place won't stay safe forever.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Paula Berinstein has written a lively, very readable account of 'colorful people tackling the same basic problem in a variety of ways.' That problem is opening up space--both near the Earth and on the Moon and Mars--to broad-scale human activity. Berinstein does an eminently fair but also very engrossing job of presenting, often in their own words, the ideas of a cross-section of space entrepreneurs...This is a must-read book for everyone interested in space development. --John M. Logsdon, Director, Space Policy Institute, George Washington University

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Author's Bio

Sophie Masson was born in Indonesia of French parents and was brought up in France and Australia. A bilingual French and English speaker, she has a master s degree in French and English literature. Sophie is the prolific and award-winning author of more than fifty novels for children, young adults and children, many of which have been published internationally. Her most recent novels with Random House Australia are the YA fairytale novels Moonlight and Ashes (2012), Scarlet in the Snow (2013) and The Crystal Heart (2014). She has also written under the pen-names Isabelle Merlin and Jenna Austen. Sophie is Chair of the Australian Society of Authors, Chair of the New England Writers' Centre, President of the New England and North West sub-branch of the Children's Book Council of Australia, and has served on the Literature Board of the Australia Council and the Book Industry Collaborative Council. She is also currently a writer ambassador for Room to Read Australia.

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