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The Shamer's Signet

(The Shamer Chronicles #2)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  3,670 Ratings  ·  96 Reviews
One look into the Shamer's eyes and a person's darkest secrets are revealed

Dina has recently come into her uncomfortable powers as a Shamer, and now even her brother, Davin, no longer dares to meet her gaze.

Yet in these dangerous times there are far worse things in store for the young Shamer, who is kidnapped and forced to use her gift as a weapon against innocent people.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published June 12th 2007 by Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks (first published 2001)
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May 07, 2013 rated it did not like it
Perhaps it's just me, but I find it rather disingenuous when the first book of a series is pretty much about a girl and a girl finding her strength and doing shit, and then the author is like, "You know what I forgot? A dude. A dude having manpain. That's what this book needs. More dudes. More manpain," as if Nico wasn't enough. This doesn't happen often in literature for a lot of reasons (shitty storytelling, conflict in marketing, who on earth wants the series to veer off like that in the seco ...more
C.G. Drews
There's something special about finding a book that's written for you. For me? It had to be -- seeing the Shamer Chronicles is written how I pen my books. I'm pretty sure the author wrote these books just for me. But I'll be gracious. You can read them too if you want.

From beginning to end, I was itching with delicious delight. Everything, from the first-person perspective, the mountain setting, the dialogue, even the vicious twists and turns of the plot, kept me hugging myself in delight. I lo
Read: january 2009
2nd read: 13-22nd of september 2016
Adi (Reading in the Windowseat)
When I started on the first book of the quartet I had some trouble getting into the style - as a friend of mine said, Northern Europe writing is difficult to swallow, not a spoon for every mouth.

That's why, though I had bought the second book, it took me an year to have a go at it.

But once I started, I couldn't stop. I read through quickly and was even eager for more. The return appearance of known characters was great, as was the new and enthralling plot.

I'm still missing the romance factor,
Jun 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in the Shamer Chronicles series. I read it as a child, but was amazed over how little I remembered.

I love how much Lene Kaaberbøl not only told the story from Dinas point of viwe, but also from her brother Davids point of viwe. This gave me the information on how it was for David to be the son of Melussina, and brother of Dina. We also get to see how he handles it when his and his familiy's life gets turned up side down. I also like that we get to follow him in his trans
Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Μεσολάβησαν αρκετές υποχρεώσεις το τελευταίο διάστημα και η αλήθεια είναι πως μου στέρησαν τον όποιο πολύτιμο ελεύθερο χρόνο είχα στη διάθεσή μου κατά συνέπεια, στερήθηκα σημαντικό χρόνο από το διάβασμα. Όμως τώρα, είπα να επανέλθω δυναμικά και να καλύψω όσο μπορώ το κενό που άφησε ο περασμένος μήνας. Έτσι, συνέχισα με την σειρά βιβλίων της "Αισχύντρα" η οποία, με την ανάγνωση του πρώτου κατά σειρά βιβλίου, μου άφησε ιδιαίτερα καλές κι ελπιδοφόρες εντυπώσεις. Και πράγματι δεν απογοητεύτηκα, έστω ...more
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Har du noen gang lest en hel bok uten å bli følelsesmessig investert i noen av karakterene? For det har jeg nå. Boka er bra, men definitivt ikke for meg.
Iben Frederiksen
Now that Dina and her family no longer have a place to call home anymore, they've settled down in a highlander clan, with people who are still loyal to the Raven's House. Meanwhile Drakan and his dragonsoldiers are on the hunt for Shamer's - and those he catches meet a fiery end.
But although it's a dangerous time to make people feel ashamed, there is still a need for Shamer's in the world, and people come from afar to ask for Dina's mother, Melussina Tonerre's, services.

Since Dina will one day h
Jan 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013
This is the second book in the series out of four. It was translated from Danish by the author so the writing style is quite different than most of us are used to.


Dina, a young girl of 11, has a gift. The shamer's gift allows her to look any human in the eyes and force them to remember all the things they are ashamed of. Also she can use the shamer's voice which compels people to obey her for a short while.

About mid-morning a call comes from a man who says his name is Ivain Lanclan. He
Agnieska a.k.a. Gut
I was about 12 or 13, when I started to read this series. Until then I didn't like reading. My opinian was that reading is boring and supid. I was so damn naive about that. But then I started first Shamer's book, mom bought to me first and second parts. My life completely changed in one night because of those first two books. I just couldn't get enought. I almost "ate" this book and grab second one. I rememeber, how angry was my mom that about 3 or 4am I was still reading and it was school night ...more
Charlie Bomberg
Apr 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
The Shamer's Signet; the exciting sequel to The Shamer's Daughter.

I love the Shamer Chronicles - and yes, I'm 21 and yes, the books are targeted tweens age 10 - 13. But I love the series.

The book takes off where The Shamer's Daughter left us, but Kaaberbøl introduces us to something new; the story is told both from Dina's point of view (like The Shamer's Daughter), but also from her big brother, Davin's, point of view. This gives the story a very interesting twist since Davin has his own problem
Apr 27, 2008 rated it liked it
Don't Give Up On Dina Yet!!!

I absolutely loved book 1 in the series, ("The Shamer's Daughter"), so I eagerly awaited the release of the second. Unfortunately the book leaves much to be desired. The addition of a new character, Rose, adds a bit of needed comic relief, but all in all, I felt that this book dragged on quite a bit. When all is said and done, I feel that this is the weakest, and least memorable of the series, but it's still not a bad read. Give it a try!
Kine Torstensen
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May 31, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Summary: Sequel to "The Shamer's Daughter," this book continues the story of Dina, the daughter of the Shamer and who has inherited her mother's power (as described in other reviews), but this time adds a second dimension. This is not just Dina's story this time, it is now also the story of her brother Davin, who takes over the narrative regularly throughout the book. The story focuses on Dina, who after a series of events is kidnapped and forced to use her Shamer powers for evil, while her frie ...more
Jinnie Stork
Jag hade gillat denna mer som barn, men den är tyvärr lite för förutsägbar. Man vet precis hur vissa saker ska lösa sig, och man vet vad konflikten är innan den presenterats. Den är spännande och det är kul att återigen få följa Dina i hennes skämmargärningar, men jag förstår inte varför författaren valt att även ha ett jag-perspektiv på Dinas bror, Davin. Varför inte typ Rosa, som är en mycket mer intressant karaktär, om man nu känner att berättelsen kräver ett annat perspektiv (vilket jag kan ...more
May 22, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: childrens
This book was told in chapters that alternated POVs between the two main leads, Dina and her brother Davin. I felt the story would have been more effective had the author either stuck with one POV or divided the story into two parts, and had the first part be about Dina, the second about Davin. It felt like she never really got into the head of either character, and some parts of the story were confusing and rushed. It lacked the characterisations and tension that made the first part work.
Walks Through Walls
Sep 01, 2017 rated it liked it
The writing is definitely oriented toward a VERY young audience, with childlike sentence structure. But this series has a solid plot, so far, and likeable characters that are very relatable. You'll find no Mary-Sues in the Shamer Chronicles. If you're looking for a fairly simple but engaging children's fantasy series, this is the series for you!
Marie-Louise Persson
This book really reminded me of the grisha trilogy.
He whole darkling-Alina was very much like Dina-crazy guy"

It surprised me in a lot of ways.
I missed Nico xD
Joni Kettunen
Nov 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hyvä jatkumo ensimmäiselle osalle. Hieman yksipuoliset hahmot, kuten nuorten kirjoissa yleensä.
Oct 09, 2017 rated it liked it
Jun 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An excellent follow-up to the gripping first volume. Dina goes through a rough trial, and is still a brilliant heroine.
Massanutten Regional Library
Heather, Central patron, June 2018, 5 stars:

This is a very good fantasy series! I'm really enjoying it.
Anna Kuchina
Aug 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Эта история невероятно проигрывает по сравнению с великолепной первой книгой.
Основная проблема книги - это фокус на персонаже, который в первой книге был фоновым и не особо запомнился, но в этой книге он внезапно становится главным героем, а те персонажи, что были ведущими в первой книге ушли здесь на второй план (Нико и его учитель, матушка Дины). Сам Давин - неплохой персонаж, но его точка зрения кажется слишком неразвитой и детской, так как он начинает только свой путь становления, что весьма
Blodeuedd Finland
Jun 21, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya, fantasy
ne look into the Shamer’s eyes and a person’s darkest secrets are revealed

Dina has recently come into her uncomfortable powers as a Shamer, and now even her brother, Davin, no longer dares to meet her gaze.

Yet in these dangerous times there are far worse things in store for the young Shamer, who is kidnapped and forced to use her gift as a weapon against innocent people. Dina must get free. Can her brother help her escape?

From what I have seen many seems to agree with me that this book was rathe
Jun 30, 2009 rated it liked it
It has been long enough for me to forget all the details of the first book, but there were gentle reminders in this, the second book of the series. I eventually remembered who everyone was by name and was drawn back into the world where the phrase, "Shame on you," actually had power. In the first book, we learn how hard it would be if no one in the town could look you in the eye if you were a Shamer's daughter.

In the second book, we see what it would be like to be the son of a Shamer with none o
To be honest, I really did enjoy the book. Dina was just as amazing and strong as she was in the first novel, and it was fun seeing her powers grow (even if she was against it). However, the story isn't just from her perspective--it's also told from the perspective of her older brother, Davin, and he was the reason why I had to bump the book down to three stars. To put it simply, I found him insanely annoying. For a sixteen-year-old, he was whiny, impulsive, and pigheaded in all of the wrong way ...more
Emma Yoloswag
It's been a week since I finished this and I still haven't reviewed it so I'd better get going.

Finding good ways to start a review is hard though, so I'll just jump straight into stuff: We now have two POV characters. It's Dina, of course, and then her older brother Davin. It's pretty easy to distinguish between their chapters, as their personalities are very different. And by that, I mean: Davin whines so much. Dina is the more mature one, and she is five years younger. To be honest, I think Da
Aug 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Told in the perspectives of Dina and her brother Davin. After escaping Drakan, Dina is continuing her apprenticeship with her mother as a Shamer. When Dina and her mother are lured away from their new home in the Highlands by a man impersonating someone from a different clan, they learn that Drakan is trying to make the Highland clans turn on each other. Meanwhile, Davin wants to learn how to fight so he can protect his family, which leads him to make rash stupid decisions that cost him and his ...more
Jan 22, 2009 rated it liked it
Dina has a secret nobody knows but her. her secret is that she can look in peoples eyes and read their minds and see if they are telling the truth or if they are lying. then she stays home by her self and she gets kidnapped and he takes her to his house and never feeds her or gives her nothing to drink. Then one day her dad goes and looks for her at the police station and her calls her cell phone and it started to ring and the guy answered it and her dad was acting like one of the kidnappers fri ...more
Jan 28, 2017 rated it it was ok
I disliked the first book, but I gave the second book a chance. Maybe this book is so horribly written because it's been translated to English? I am not sure.

The characters are wooden, with no real purpose, the girl gets kidnaped (didn't we just have this plot point in the first book?) bad guys are bad, and their is the classic back stabber beautiful girl that the boy absolutely trusts just because she's pretty. Ugh. I won't be reading the third book. The writing is not illuminating at all, and
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