After a year at the palace, Miri and her friends are ready to return home to their beloved Mount Eskel. But when the king orders Miri to start her own princess academy in a faraway swamp for three royal cousins, she is utterly dismayed. She must go on this journey alone, away from everyone she loves and everything she kws.Miri's new students are t at all what she expected. Astrid, Felissa, and Sus are more interested in hunting, fishing, and wrestling than learning about etiquette and history, and they kw next to thing about their royal ancestry.As Miri spends more time with the girls, she starts to suspect that they are part of a long-buried secret, and that the key to solving it rests in her and the sisters' hands. With her new friends at her side, Miri must gather all her strength to solve the mystery--and finally make her way back home.Fans of Shann Hale won't want to miss this gorgeously woven return to this best-selling, Newbery Hor-winning series.
Shannon Hale is the Newbery Honor winning and New York Times bestselling author of the Princess Academy series ; Book of a Thousand Days ; The Books of Bayern; Dangerous ; and the graphic novels Rapunzel's Revenge and Calamity Jack. She also wrote three novels for adults, including Austenland, now a major motion picture starring Keri Russell. She and her husband, the author Dean Hale, have four children and live near Salt Lake City, Utah. www.shannonhale.com@HaleShannon