Come with me to a magical world of Bayern. Where the elements have speech and animals form spoken bonds with a single person.
If I EVER lived in one of the worlds I have read about, I would live in this world that Shannon Hale has created.
I always say that if I had a super power, I would have power over the elements (water, air, fire, earth). The world that Hale has created has that, and more.
Imagine a world where you could learn the speech of different animals. You can communicate with them and practically have animal friends. No, it isn’t like talking animals on TV; it’s like, for example, you would understand what a certain bark means, or a honk of a goose. You would understand their body language. And in return, you can talk to them back in their language.
Again, imagine that you can hear what the wind is saying. The wind talks about what it has seen and where it is going. You talk back by telling it where to go. IS THAT NOT AMAZING?
There is a downside, you see.
This is where a person’s words are persuasive to the point that you just agree with them because you “know: it is right.
That is what Anidori-Kiladra Talianna Isilee, Crown Princess of Kildenree has to deal with.
Her most trusted friend and hand-maiden has this tricky speech, and wants to take Ani’s crown..
And she will do anything to get it.
I mean it shouldn’t be hard since Ani is a little quirky and talks to horses and swans, right? What can this little person do compared to someone who’s words are like silk to the ears?
I absolutely love this series. This is my sixth time to read them and it is as great as the first time.