The Princetta by Anne-Laure Bondoux

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Princess Malva-the Princetta of Galnicia-flees her kingdom and an arranged marriage, only to find herself betrayed by the very man who promised to help her. Orpheus is the son of a sea-captain-turned-pirate and is determined to make a name of his own commanding a ship in Galnicia's royal armada. But when their paths cross on the high seas, so do their destinies. Together the Princetta and Orpheus will travel to edges of the Known World and beyond . . . a journey from which only one of them will return alive. Shipwrecks, shark attacks, barbarians, and mysterious archipelagos await readers in this lavish fantasy-adventure written by one of France's most celebrated authors.

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Anne-Laure Bondoux has received numerous literary prizes in her native France. Among her previous books published by Delacorte Press is The Killer's Tears, which received the prestigious Prix Sorcières in France and was a Mildred L. Batchelder Honor Book in the United States.
Published October 1, 2011 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens. 444 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Fifteen-year-old Malva, Princetta of Galnicia, has been educated by the Archont to chafe against the constraints of her position, and escapes her parents, the Coronado and Coronada, on the eve of her wedding.

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On the other hand, the dangerous Archipelago is the fantasy side of the novel, a parallel dimension on the borders of the sea which contains the edge of the world, bottomless whirlpools, re-appearing and disappearing islands, and a horrible prison of torture called the Immuration.

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Written by Anne-Laure Bondoux and translated into English by Anthea Bell, La Princetta et le Capitaine was mysteriously renamed The Princetta when it was finally released in the U.S. and U.K.

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Also, the many legends and myths about the passage of time in different dimensions comes to life here, for The Princetta carries a twist on this very subject right before the ending.

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