Bound To Stay Bound

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 Crown of three
 Author: Rinehart, J. D.

 Publisher:  Aladdin
 Pub Year: 2015

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 407 p.,  21 cm.

 BTSB No: 123759 ISBN: 9781481424431
 Ages: 9-13 Grades: 4-8

 Fantasy fiction
 Kings and rulers -- Fiction
 Triplets -- Fiction
 Brothers -- Fiction
 Prophecies -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

Toronia, a kingdom composed of three realms, is wracked with civil war. King Brutan rules with an iron fist. The kingdom's only hope comes in the form of Brutan's illegitimate triplets, prophesied to kill the king and rule together in peace. Separated at birth and scattered throughout the realms, the triplets face a desperate fight to secure their destiny.

Crown Of Three, Bk. 1

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 5.10
   Points: 13.0   Quiz: 174488

   Kirkus Reviews (-) (04/01/15)
   School Library Journal (03/01/15)
 The Hornbook (00/07/15)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 03/01/2015 Gr 6–8—Toronia has been at war for over 1,000 years. Its king is a cruel tyrant, and the people are poor and hungry. Many years ago, a prophecy proclaimed that triplets born to the king would kill him and rule together in his stead, bringing with them a time of peace. For 13 years these triplets have been hidden away, separated from one another and leading very different lives. Tarlan was raised in the frozen tundra of Yalasti with his Thorrods, giant birds who are like family to him, unaware of the prophecy. Gulph was a performer with the Tangletree players until the Queen takes him captive and inadvertently sets the prophecy in motion. Elodie is the only one who is conscious of her princess status. However, she was fooled by her caretaker and unaware of the existence of her brothers. The story is fast-paced, and the world is accessible and absorbing. The characters are well developed, and their motives are believable. The narrative alternates among the perspectives of the three siblings and it all flows together well. There is quite a bit of violence throughout as well as some gory elements. VERDICT A good start to what will probably be a popular fantasy adventure series.—Kristyn Dorfman, The Packer Collegiate Institute, Brooklyn, NY - Copyright 2015 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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