The Princess and the Bear (The Hound Saga #2)
A battle against ancient forces . . .
He was once a king, turned into a bear as punishment for his cruel and selfish deeds.
She was a once a princess, now living in the form of a hound.
Wary companions, they are sent—in human form—back to a time when magic went terribly astray. Together they must right the wrongs caused by this devastating power—i...more
The Bear was born a prince, who suffered from his own inadequacy, became a bad king, and was punished with two hundred years in the body of an animal whose language he cannot speak.
Neither is what they once were.
Nor able to fully embrace what they are now.
Until the Wild Man sends them on a quest.
A quest in which the Bear will have to face his past and the Hound will have to decide her future.
And in which the f...more
I understand that the author was trying to write as if they were the thoughts of a bear and a hound but it was just so. bad.
Apparently there is this evil person of some sort who is terrorizing the forest. And he leaves behind gray matter that kills everything it touches. As the bear and the hound were walking through the forest, they came around a deer that was decomposing because of the gray matter. Pretty terrible, right? That wasn't it: the de...more
I enjoyed this book quite a bit. I started it on Sunday and kept trying to find ways to escape from the laundry and other tasks of the day on Monday to be able to get back i...more
The Princess and the Bear is good, but not nearly as good as The Princess and the Hound. George is in it for a very brief moment, then never appears again, and Richon (the bear), while a good character in his own right, i...more
Mette doesn't do that. Not at all. Magic is taken totally for granted in her books....more
This is more of a companion novel to The Princess and the Hou...more
She was a hound who lived as a human for a year in the body of a princess. Now she's a hound again, and she's found companionship in the oddest of places: an enchanted bear.
The two live in peace until a strange death of unmagic plagues their forest home. The only person who can help them i...more
So this is actually the second book in a series, but if you don't read the first one I think it is very possible to read and enjoy this book....more
Grade 7 Up—This stand-alone sequel to The Princess and the Hound (HarperCollins, 2007) examines and critiques humanity by contrasting animals and people. Here, in what the author calls a parallel novel, the legend of King Richon is told. Because of his cruelty to those with magic, he was transformed into a bear 200 years earlier. The hound Chala, from the previous volume, gradually becomes his constant companion. Meanwhile, "unmagic" is spreading, and they must trave...more
Like I said, the plot is definitely better and I love how Mette gives us perspectives from the animals - the Hound and then the Bear so we could delve deeper into their minds. I also loved the idea of time traveling and though it didn't happen as fast as I thought it would, at least it didn't take too long for the plot to actually begin.
The wild ma...more
Synopsis: A hound that was a princess for a while and a bear, who was once a human king changed into a bear because of his wicked deeds, are companions in a forest that is under attack by "unmagic." They must end the invasion of the "unmagic" to save their world from destruction. In the end, they must go back in time to when the bear was king and stop the "unm...more
The story is told from both perspectives in an odd mix of human and animal thinking. I really got were the style was comming from, because the author has studdied Germanic lititure. I have read her previous book, the Princess and the Hound...more
This book deals with the never-ending battle between magic and unmagic. Magic essentially ends up being life, in a way, and everyone has it. If they do not have it, they...more
This story is told from the POV of the dog and the bear; every chapter switched between them. The story picks up where the first one left. They are staying together and after a while, there is a friendship between the two. When they find ‘Unmagic’ in the woods, t...more
The Princess Trio by Mette Ivie Harrison begins with The Princess and the Hound, continues with The Princess and the Bear, and then finishes with The Princess and the Snowbird. The series takes one main story arc and follows it between three very different women.
The trilogy takes place in a kingdom rich with magic. The aur-magic, also referred to as animal magic is a...more
This 'princess' is tough as nails and smart and so very logical...more
I was about three chapters into The Princess and the Bear when I realized that it must be a sequel. The narrative seemed to assume that I knew more about the characters and their situation that I actually did, and after a quick flick to the back of the book (where there was an interview with the author) this was confirmed. The predecessor to this is The Princess and the Hound, the reading of which probably would have given me a greater understanding of the background that this book draw...more
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Harrison's tale follows two characters: Chala the Hound and Richon the Bear. When they encounter the Cat Man and his trail of unmagic and death, they travel to find the Wild Man, who is the only one with a way to destroy the Cat Man. Once they reach the Wild Man, he turns them both into humans, sends them back into time when Richon was king, and tells them that only they can eliminate the unmagic. The remainder of the novel chronicle...more
In an age of kings and princesses, Harrison weaves a fantasy tale of magic that links humans and animals in a surprising and unique way.
King Richon and Princess Chala continue the adventure begun in THE PRINCESS AND THE HOUND. Though I did not read the first book, I had no problems understanding and enjoying THE PRINCESS AND THE BEAR.
Richon and Chala are given a chance to pit themselves against the cat man and destroy his unmagic to save their way o...more