The Shadow Cats: A Girl of Fire and Thorns Story

The Shadow Cats: A Girl of Fire and Thorns Story
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July 17, 2012
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A sweeping, original digital story by the acclaimed Rae Carson set in the world of her epic The Girl of Fire and Thorns, which Tamora Pierce called, "Engrossing."

Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness. And it was not Alodia.

Alodia is the crown princess of the realm. The sister who knows how to rule, and the one who is constantly reminded that she has not been marked for a grand destiny. But Alodia has plans, and she will be the greatest queen her people have ever known. So she travels--with her hopeless, naïve, chosen sister--to a distant part of their land, to begin to secure her supporters. This region needs its princesses, for it is plagued with a curse. The crops don't grow, the spring doesn't arrive, and a fierce jaguar stalks the shadows, leaving only empty homes splashed with blood behind. If Alodia can save them, no one will be able to deny her strength and her sovereignty.

But what she discovers could change the fate of her kingdom, if not her world. And it will most certainly change her opinion of her younger sister.

"The Shadow Cats" is a prequel to the riveting Fire and Thorns trilogy: Book One, The Girl of Fire and Thorns; Book Two, The Crown of Embers; and Book Three, The Bitter Kingdom.

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I'm a huge fan of the Girl of Fire & Thorns series, and this is another fabulous addition to the canon. It's a really quick read,(A 43 page novella) and I'm amazed at how much Ms. Carson managed to put into the story! We have tension, mystery, political intrigue, action, and heroics. We also have a very nice emotional arc for Alodia, Elisa's older sister. I would read an entire series written from her point of view. This is just as epic and engrossing as the full novels in this series, and I encourage every reader to give it a try!
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