The Exiled Queen
By Cinda Williams Chima
Published by Disney Hyperion
Cinda’s website: http://www.cindachima.com/
Book Summary: (from Goodreads – Warning contains spoilers if you haven’t read the 1st book in the series)
You can’t always run from danger…
Haunted by the loss of his mother and sister, Han Alister journeys south to begin his schooling at Mystwerk House in Oden’s Ford. But leaving the Fells doesn’t mean danger isn’t far behind. Han is hunted every step of the way by the Bayars, a powerful wizarding family set on reclaiming the amulet Han stole from them. And Mystwerk House has dangers of its own. There, Han meets Crow, a mysterious wizard who agrees to tutor Han in the darker parts of sorcery—but the bargain they make is one Han may regret.
Meanwhile, Princess Raisa ana’Marianna runs from a forced marriage in the Fells, accompanied by her friend Amon and his triple of cadets. Now, the safest place for Raisa is Wein House, the military academy at Oden’s Ford. If Raisa can pass as a regular student, Wein House will offer both sanctuary and the education Raisa needs to succeed as the next Gray Wolf queen.
The Exiled Queen is an epic tale of uncertain friendships, cut-throat politics, and the irresistible power of attraction.
Here a few fun questions with author Cinda Williams Chima:
If you could travel by hot air balloon, what would you fly over?
Castles, mainly. I actually took a hot air balloon ride once, and ended up landing in the middle of the Interstate. So maybe I should stay on the ground.
What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year?
I’m looking forward to the American remake of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (December 2011.) In the meantime, I would like to see the Swedish versions, now I’ve read all the books.
Who is your favorite author?
That’s totally unfair.
Do you prefer to write on the computer or with paper?
On the computer. Definitely. If not for the computer, I would have no books. I am a flaming fast keyboarder, and have crude and ludicrous handwriting.
What kind of book do you read when you get sick?
I don’t read when I get sick. I don’t want to associate reading with getting sick.
What are your favorite comfort foods?
Soup of any kind. I love to make soup in the winter time. Also stews.
New York Times bestselling author Cinda Williams Chima began writing romance novels in middle school, which were often confiscated by her teachers. Her Heir Chronicles young adult contemporary fantasy series includes The Warrior Heir (2006), The Wizard Heir (2007), and The Dragon Heir (2008), all from Hyperion, with two more books forthcoming.
Chima’s YA high fantasy Seven Realms series launched with The Demon King (2009), followed by The Exiled Queen (September, 2010) with The Gray Wolf Throne scheduled for fall, 2011.
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