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Silence and Stone (The Faeries' Promise #1)

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Alida is a faerie princess, imprisoned for years in the castle of Lord Dunraven to protect an ancient law prohibiting contact between humans and faeries. So when a human boy, Gavin, helps Alida escape to search for her long-lost family, their flight is filled with danger. Can they avoid Lord Dunraven's guards? How can they keep Alida's identity a secret?
Paperback, 109 pages
Published July 6th 2010 by Aladdin (first published June 21st 2010)
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Elfeeza Ul Haq
I've always loved books about fairies and I love the fantasy genre. Reading a a book in the fantasy genre for kids was really refreshing. I enjoyed the simple story. It had a lovely flow. It gripped me from the beginning to the end. I would definitely recommend this book to my students as I'm sure the girls would love to read it and well the boys could enjoy it too as the primary supporting character is a brave and resourceful boy. I can't wait to read the prequel series and the sequel to this b ...more
Molly (Conan the Librarian) Crumbley
There was a time, once, when faeries, humans, and magical creatures lived side by side in peace, and young faerie Alida enjoyed her charmed life as a princess. Just before her mother could teach her to fly, though, Alida was kidnapped and trapped in a dungeon for centuries by the evil Lord Dunraven. In the years since her imprisonment, a law was passed that prohibits any contact between faeries and humans.

With no way out of her tower cell, poor Alida has begun to fear that she will never see da
Mar 09, 2012 Vicki rated it liked it
Rated 3.5
Nice little start to a new fantasy series by Kathleen Duey (Unicorn's Secret series)
Alida is taken from her home as a very small child, and imprisoned in the castle of Lord Dunraven to protect an ancient law prohibiting contact between humans and faeries. But Alida isn't a human child, she is a a faerie child, trapped in a tiny cell at the top of a tower with no view of the outside world, and no contact with another living thing, for 60 years. Alida doesn't understand why this terrible
Apr 21, 2015 Teresa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, yr
Finally--a fairy book that isn't awful. The anime-style illustrations are a nice change from cartoony ones, and the descriptions, plot and character development are decent.

Alida has been held captive in a castle room for many years (Faeries live longer than humans.) until the person bringing her food talks to her, and they plot her escape. Eventually she finds out why she was turned over to the evil Lord Dunraven.

The descriptions of her captivity, and her wish to escape (and be reunited with he
Jan 30, 2011 Renee rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 3rd-5th
First in the series of The Faeries' Promise finds Princess Alida captured long ago and left as a prisoner in a castle. Though she had given up hope of escaping, a young boy - Gavin - begins giving her delicious food (flowers) instead of the normal bland items. Gavin then frees Alida having secured her promise that she will cure his ailing
grandmother with her magic. Alida returns to her home only to find that all of the fairies have disappeared. Gavin's grandmother explains what has happened to t
Apr 21, 2012 Angela rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Girls 7-11
A cute book. I rated this book a three as I can't exactly say I really liked it... there wasn't anything particularly wrong with this book, I'm just kind of not in the age group who would especially enjoy it. There is a faerie, who has lived in a tower cell for 60 years (she's still a child), and finally she meets a young boy who helps her to escape. This book is the first of a three-book series.
Jun 01, 2011 Whisperwind rated it it was amazing
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Feb 03, 2011 Mary rated it really liked it
Shelves: juvenile, fantasy
Really like this one. More character/plot development than many fairy books. First in a new series. Alida, who has been locked in a tower most of her life by Lord Dunraven, is finally rescued by Gavin who is not sure fairies or magic are real but is desparate to find help for his ailing grandmother.
Oct 14, 2016 Doris rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens, fantasy, series
A cute and sweet story aimed at the younger set, where a young fairy girl yearns for freedom from her tower prison of 60 years. She misses her family, and misses contact with other people, but most of all she misses being able to eat real food - flowers. A very nice start to a new series.
Mar 23, 2011 Sylvia rated it liked it
3.5 stars. A nice little fantasy story for grade 3 or easy grade 4. Part one of a series based on the same little world depicted in "The Unicorn's Secret" featuring the evil Lord Dunraven and his hatred for all things magical and beautiful. (But why is he so evil?)
Jan 26, 2011 Emily rated it really liked it
I like how they got away, but not how they had trapped the fairy.
Mar 11, 2016 Dolores rated it liked it
3 1/2 stars. A nice promise to a good series for younger readers. Very readable and engaging.
Jan 03, 2014 Evelyn rated it it was amazing
I thought it had a lot of faeries in it.
Jan 24, 2011 Deanna rated it it was amazing
Shelves: faeries-promise
This story is about a faerie that is locked in a tower for sixty years. I like fairies.
Jul 03, 2014 PWRL marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2014-new
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Mar 12, 2013 Bonnijean Marley rated it really liked it
Delightful fantasy for young readers
Feb 21, 2015 Celeste rated it it was amazing
I love this book.
Sep 02, 2010 Mercy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: j-fic, faires
Better than Daisy meadows, not asgood as the Night Fairy
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Kathleen Duey grew up in Colorado. She loved riding her horses, hiking, being in the mountains. Reading was always important to her. Writing became a fascination early in her life. In the fourth grade, Kathleen began writing stories and told everyone who would listen that she was going to be an author. Then she did nothing about it until she was 35 years old. In the last decade, Kathleen has learn ...more
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