Deception's Princess

Deception's Princess

eBook - 2014
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Some lies lead to true adventure. ... Maeve, princess of Connacht, was born with her fists clenched. And it's her spirit and courage that make Maeve her father's favorite daughter. But once he becomes the High King, powerful men begin to circle--it's easy to love the girl who brings her husband a kingdom. Yet Maeve is more than a prize to be won, and she's determined to win the right to decide her own fate. In the court's deadly game of intrigue, she uses her wits to keep her father's friends and enemies close--but not too close. When she strikes up an unlikely friendship with the son of a visiting druid, Maeve faces a brutal decision between her loyalty to her family and to her own heart. Award-winning author Esther Friesner has a remarkable gift for combining exciting myth and richly researched history. This fiery heroine's fight for independence in first-century Ireland is truly worthy of a bard's tale. Hand Deception's Princess to fans of Tamora Pierce, Shannon Hale, and Malinda Lo. From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Random House Books for Young Readers, 2014.
ISBN: 9781306582988
1306582989
9780449818657
0449818659
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Summary: Some lies lead to true adventure. ... Maeve, princess of Connacht, was born with her fists clenched. And it's her spirit and courage that make Maeve her father's favorite daughter. But once he becomes the High King, powerful men begin to circle--it's easy to love the girl who brings her husband a kingdom. Yet Maeve is more than a prize to be won, and she's determined to win the right to decide her own fate. In the court's deadly game of intrigue, she uses her wits to keep her father's friends and enemies close--but not too close. When she strikes up an unlikely friendship with the son of a visiting druid, Maeve faces a brutal decision between her loyalty to her family and to her own heart. Award-winning author Esther Friesner has a remarkable gift for combining exciting myth and richly researched history. This fiery heroine's fight for independence in first-century Ireland is truly worthy of a bard's tale. Hand Deception's Princess to fans of Tamora Pierce, Shannon Hale, and Malinda Lo. From the Hardcover edition.

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blue_parrot_326
Jul 02, 2017

A good read.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Mar 04, 2017

I feel as if this book could have been written a bit better. It just lacked the juice that certain authors add in their books to pique interest. But I guess if one likes Celtic or Irish stories, this would be pretty interesting. I think. The romance really doesn't go anywhere, even though it started off nicely, but it just kind of fell apart. The whole Eva/ falcon was a pretty nice concept: that a girl could relate to a wild animal in the times that they were "domesticated" and married off. The politics was a big chunk that I just didn't care about, but if one likes the tension between powerful people this would be another pull. 3.5/5 stars
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

For reference, my favorite of her Princesses of Myth! V. good. Maeve is a firebrand in spite of looking like Disney's "Merida the Brave" on the cover. (Incidentally I like the prior title more: Kestrel's Princess.) As brilliant as a bolt of lightning, and witty as a bard. Much emolument of enjoyment appears to be have put in this. Odran, the High King of Ériu, Maeve herself, Cailté all are some wonderfully written characters. Plus the customs of their Ireland (i.e. Ériu) are very well laid out in my approximation. Vibrant, enjoyable, you'll want to both savor and devour this. I hope you enjoy it!

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The tale of the great Maeve of Connacht, the heroine of an Irish tale "The Red Bull of Cooley."
Like other books by Esther Friesner this re-writes a heroine of legend, this time with the witty and regal, fiery, Maeve.
Chronicling her internal journey over much hardship, and with that about five years of life-eleven to sixteen.

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