The Resource The great pursuit, Wendy Higgins

The great pursuit, Wendy Higgins

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The great pursuit
Title
The great pursuit
Statement of responsibility
Wendy Higgins
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
In The Great Pursuit, the dramatic sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Great Hunt, Wendy Higgins delivers another thrilling fantasy filled with dangerous enemies, political intrigue, searing romance, and a princess who is willing to do everything to protect her kingdom. One hunt has ended, but the pursuit for love and justice continues. The kingdom of Lochlanach has traded the great beast that once terrorized the realm of Eurona for something far more dangerous: the ire of powerful Lashed woman Rosaria Rocato. Rosaria demands that Eurona overturn the laws prohibiting magic, or an innocent will be killed each day. Despite the king's resistance, Princess Aerity believes they must make peace with the Lashed, and though she's accepted a betrothal to the man who took down the beast, she cannot help thinking about Paxton, the Lashed man who stole her heart and disappeared. Aerity soon discovers that Paxton has joined Rosaria's army in the war against her family. Though her feelings for him are still strong, her duty to her kingdom and her family is stronger-especially when her parents are kidnapped and she has to step up to the throne and once again put aside what's best for her in order to do what's best for her people. Paxton and Princess Aerity must fight to see what is more powerful: their love or the impending war between the magical Lashed and the non-magic humans
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Review
Gr 9 Up—Kicking off immediately after the events of Higgins's The Great Hunt, this sequel finds Princess Aerity on a mission to locate Paxton, a hunter, to achieve a sense of closure before she marries Leif. Her wedding will be the fulfillment of the promise of her hand to whoever could kill the beast that terrorized her family's kingdom. Rozaria, who is part of the enemy Lashed clan, already has her claws in Paxton when Aerity tracks him down, and it's up to Aerity to protect her homeland before Rozaria and other Lashed rebels can usurp her family's power and destroy the realm of Eurona. With a foundation firmly in place from the previous book of the duology, Higgins hits her stride here, sending her characters in all directions as they embark on adventure. A stronger sense of pace and higher stakes make the novel even more engaging than The Great Hunt, while the characters have somewhat open personalities into which readers can insert themselves. Moments of romance will leave teens swooning for their favorite couples. Complete with a surprising betrayal and excitement through the very end, this title will appeal to those who loved Mette Ivie Harrison's The Princess and the Hound. VERDICT An enjoyable follow-up to The Great Hunt, this novel offers a happy ending that works both as a pleasant diversion and a political commentary about marginalized groups.—Abby Hargreaves, Alexandria Public Library, VA --Abby Hargreaves (Reviewed 01/01/2017) (School Library Journal, vol 63, issue 1, p102)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10555130
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Higgins, Wendy
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Book two of the Eurona duology
Series volume
0002
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Princesses
  • Magic
  • Enemies
  • Princesses
  • Magic
  • Enemies
  • Enemies
  • Magic
  • Princesses
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The great pursuit, Wendy Higgins
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1782317
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
496 pages
Isbn
9780062381361
Lccn
2016949971
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062381361
  • (OCoLC)951950771
Label
The great pursuit, Wendy Higgins
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1782317
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
496 pages
Isbn
9780062381361
Lccn
2016949971
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062381361
  • (OCoLC)951950771

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