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Author Masson, Sophie, 1959- author

Title The crystal heart / Sophie Masson
Published [Place of publication not identified] : Random House Australia, 2014
North Sydney, NSW : Random House Australia, 2014


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Description 313 pages ; 20 cm
regular print
Series Premier's Reading Challenge ; PRC 2015 ; Years 6-9
Contents This retelling of Rapunzel offers a gripping blend of magic, romance, adventure, fairytale, and mystery.When 17-year-old army conscript Kasper Bator is chosen to join the elite guard that keeps watch over a dangerous prisoner in a tower, he believes what he's been told: the prisoner is a powerful witch. But when he meets the prisoner, Kasper's life will change forever -- for the prisoner is no witch, but a beautiful young girl. The daughter of the country's enemy, the Prince of Night, Izolda has been held hostage since she was three. And she is in imminent danger, for a prophecy says she must die on her 16th birthday if Krainos is to be saved from the Prince of Night. Kasper decides to help her escape. As the days pass, their friendship turns into real love, but their hiding place won't stay safe forever
Summary A girl in a tower, an underground kingdom, a crystal heart split in two, symbolising true love... Kasper is a guard watching a witch being held prisoner in a tower. But one day, he disovers that the prisoner is a beautiful princess, Izolda of Night, who is condemned by prophecy to die on her eighteenth birthday. Kasper decides to help her escape.
Analysis Australian
Australian fiction
Notes Includes an excerpt from "Scarlet in the Show."
Audience For secondary school age
Subject Fairy tales -- Adaptations.
Fairy tales.
Fairy tales -- Adaptation.
Princesses -- Young adult fiction
Princesses -- Fiction.
Prisoners -- Fiction.
Prisoners -- Juvenile fiction.
Prophecies -- Fiction.
Prophecies -- Juvenile fiction.
Princesses -- Juvenile fiction.
Witches -- Juvenile fiction.
Witches -- Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Fairy tales.
Genre/Form Fairy tales.
Fantasy fiction.
ISBN 9780857982070 (paperback)