Across the Great Barrier by Patricia C. Wrede
(Frontier Magic, Book 2)

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From New York Times #1 bestselling author Patricia C. Wrede, the second in the series of magic on the western frontier.

Eff is riding west, away from the safety of the frontier city she's always known....
Eff could be a powerful magician if she wanted to. Except she's not sure she wants that kind of responsibility. Everyone keeps waiting for her to do something amazing--or to fail in a spectacular way. Worse, her twin brother, Lan, a powerful double seventh son, is jealous of all the attention she's been getting.
Even as Eff protests that she's just an ordinary girl, she's asked to travel past the Barrier Spell with one of the new professors at her father's school. The land west of the Barrier is full of dangers, both magical and wild. Eff will need to use all her strength--magical and otherwise--to come safely back home.
With wit, magic, and a touch of good pioneer sense, Patricia C. Wrede once again weaves a fantastic tale of the very wild west.

About Patricia C. Wrede

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Patricia Collins Wrede is an American fantasy writer, born 1953 in Chicago, Illinois; she is the eldest of five children. She graduated from Carleton College in 1974 with a BA in Biology. She earned an MBA from University of Minnesota in 1977. She finished her first book in 1978. She is a full-time writer. She is a vegetarian and lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her three cats.
Published August 1, 2011 by Scholastic Press. 357 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A sequel to Thirteenth Child, this adventure is set in an alternate 19th-century America where prehistoric mammals and dangerous magical creatures coexist. Eighteen-year-old Eff Rothmer is still getti

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("I didn't think the Settlement Office would hire a girl fresh out of upper school with no experience and no great knack for magic to be a circuit magician," she thinks.) Soon, however, Eff once again heads west as part of a scientific expedition, where she discovers bizarre phenomena and hithert...

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Eff would rather stay and look after the magical creatures in her hometown close to the great barrier.

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