On Fortune's Wheel (Kingdom #2)
has a wheel, and all men are fixed upon it.
The wheel turns, and the men rise, or fall,
with the turning of the wheel.
Birle has agreed to be wed to the huntsman Muir as an escape from the drudgery of life at her father's inn -- but the moment she looks into the bellflower blue eyes of the man she comes upon stealing one of...more
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A: You don't have to read them in order. They are very loosely tied together through tiny hints throughout the books. I had many "ooohhhhhhhhh" moments when you figure out how they relate. I think this might be my favorite part of the series.
B: You don...more
This is definitely a book to read again.
I barely remember it, but I do remember...more
Girl follows guy who she doesn't even know, likes his eyes, end up having some major adventures like being captured by slavers and sold as slaves...she saves him, they find their way home, he is really...more
I really admire Voigt's storytelling skills. Some reviewers on here are critical of the lack of dialogue, but personally, I found it to be appropriate. She paints scenery and emotions very well; she does not need more dialogue to carry her story.
Now that I've learned (or re-learned--can't remember if I us...more
It's got adventure, they go to different places where they experience different social standings than what they are each used to. In this sense, it's a fruitful story that matches its title. I've reread this one a few times and would jump at any opportunity to do it again, so it's definitely worth trying out for first-timers.
In terms of literature in general, I would say it isn't the best out there, but it also isn'...more
The mysterious stranger is, of course, much m...more
From the moment she looks into the deep blue eyes of the young lord she found stealing a boat the previous night, Birle knows she’ll love him forever. She’s also painfully aware that her love will never be: he’s a lord, she, an innkeeper's daughter. Not that it matters anyway, as the lord sees in her only a child. Content just to be with him for the time being, Birle convinces the lord to let her come with him.
For days they travel down the river, Birle’s prac...more
4 stars. Definitely recommended for the middle schooler who wants to read about love and adventure and be satisfied by a happy ending.
|What's The Name o...: YA fantasy novel with Beryl as a main female character [s]||7||65||Nov 28, 2011 06:39pm|
Angus and Sadie: the Sequoyah Book Award (given by readers in Oklahoma), 2008
The Katahdin Award, for lifetime achievement, 2003
The Anne V. Zarrow Award, for lifetime achievement, 2003
The Margaret Edwards Award, for a body of work, 1995