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Chandlefort: In the Shadow of the Bear (In the Shadow of the Bear #2)

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It has been just months since Clovermead Wickward discovered that she is really Demoiselle Cerelune Cindertallow -- daughter of Lady Melisande Cindertallow, the sovereign of Chandlefort -- and that the man she had called Father all her life was actually an embittered servant who stole her away when she was a baby. Since then, she has learned that she doesn't wholly care fo ...more
Paperback, 302 pages
Published November 22nd 2010 by Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group (first published December 26th 2006)
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In my opinion, Chandlefort far surpasses the previous book in the Shadow of the Bear series - Clovermead. Perhaps my favorite thing about it is that though there is an antagonist and a protagonist, the antagonist, Mallow, is so well written, we get to know him so well, that I find it impossible to hate him even though Clovermead does at times. We spend so much of our time while reading the other books in the series, feeling hatred for one character o
Clovermead is one of my favourite characters - I love that she isn't perfect, and that in her imperfections she is intriguing, as she grows and develops in new directions.

It's a well told adventure story, and a really enjoyable set of imperfect characters.
Jennifer Wardrip
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CHANDLEFORT is the sequel to the young adult fantasy novel, CLOVERMEAD: IN THE SHADOW OF THE BEAR. It continues the tale of 13-year-old Clovermead, who discovers that she is not actually a commoner, but instead is royalty and next in line to rule Chandlefort. The discovery complicates the simple life she once led. She must learn how to be a ruler from her iron-willed mother, while training herself to act like a proper young lady. Being a shape s
Chandlefort begins a few months after the end of Clovermead. Clovermead is still adjusting to life as the daughter of Lady Cindertallow, who she hasn't really warmed up to. The refined expectations of a noblewoman don't fit with her tomboyish personality to say the least.
But when her mother is severely injured, Clovermead must take a perilous journey through territory controlled by the enemy forces of Lord Ursus.

Chandlefort also continues Clovermead's inner moral struggle as well as exploring h
Enjoying this series as a read aloud with my daughter. Clovermead, the heroine, is fleshed out intricately and is very likable even with her flaws. Very moving and intense story line.
I particularly enjoy this series for its very strong, very flawed, very interesting heroine.
Lynn Calvin
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While still a graduate student, David Randall wrote Clovermead: In the Shadow of the Bear, a fantasy adventure novel. The story tells of Clovermead Wickward, a twelve-year-old tomboy, as she attempts to assist the innkeeper Waxmelt, a man who has raised her as if she were his own daughter. Clovermead's journey leads her into a battle between good and evil t
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