Enna Burning (The Books of Bayern Series) [Shannon Hale, Cynthia Bishop, Full Cast] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. It’s been two. Editorial Reviews. From School Library Journal. Grade 6–10—This companion novel (Bloomsbury, ) to Shannon Hale’s The Goose Girl (Bloomsbury, ) . Enna Burning, Shannon Hale’s second novel, was published in The second of The Books of Bayern, it focuses on the subsequent adventures of Princess.

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Because they are so good. They then return to Bayern where Isi gives birth to a healthy son and Enna is made a member of Bayern’s Own, Geric’s personal band of soldiers. I was pretty disappointed in Enna Burning. However, Leifer later dies in battle; while using his power to set fire to enemy troops, he becomes consumed by the energy of the fire and incinerates himself from the inside.

Shannon Hale really did a great job tying in the two books. Dec 23, Janell rated it liked it. The Books of Bayern 4 books. Open Preview See a Problem? I really like Enna’s development. Mar 21, LeiAnn rated it really liked it. Maybe that was just me, but it wasn’t as exciting as The Goose Girl and the plot, while interesting, just seemed a little flat. Yes, this is still a “fairytale” book: But as the power of the fire grows stronger, she is less able to control her need to burn.

I love this book as much on the re-read as the first time. Can Isi and her old friends Finn and Razo rescue her without sacrificing themselves?

Dennis Lythgoe of the Deseret News said, “As she did so well in The Goose GirlHale has created natural, interesting dialogue that leads to keen understanding and culminates in a strong moral.

Enna’s development of Stockholm Syndrome toward Sileph nale unsettling and not at all pleasant, but it had a true-to-life quality that really struck me. And, when she is literally on the brink of losing control and burning herself up, Enna proves her mettle by forcing herself to shwnnon the fire in order to help Isi.


I couldn’t decide whether to give this book 4 or 5 stars. After the escapades of the year before and the marriage of her best friend Isi to the prince, Enna is ready for a measure of normalcy.

Leifer, Enna’s brother, finds a vellum scroll, which allows him burninng learn the art of fire-speaking. I seriously considered reading this book again to see how much more I could get out of it.


Once again, the most dangerous language is shown and the beauty of fire and air is revealed. View all 8 comments. Using his people-speaking skills, Sileph woos Enna to believe that she loves him and to agree to burn for Hake, also using Razo and Finn as hostages when they attempt to save Enna. That said, I had nothing against Finn, and their little moment in the tent, with his hand on her head and “All I’ve ever wanted was to be near you” seemed so very adult to me, and helped push the book towards the adult end of the spectrum.

Stories can be a great way to shannkn kids to big issues in life, but be warned that this is not your typical fairy-tale variant for young girls. When her friends try to dissuade her from further sabotage raids, she runs away and is captured by Tira.

So totally was shipping her with the sweet boy, Finn. Chapter 18 and Chapter She is joined by her old friends Finn and Razo as all three take on new sometimes uncomfortable roles in the name of defending their homes. Browse all BookRags Study Guides. May 31, Jane G Meyer rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Apr 20, Tanja rated it really liked it. Dark, disturbing, and very thought-provoking.

Oh, back to why Shannon Hale is Not Inappropriate: Enna is convinced that she can use her ability for good–to fight Tira, the kingdom threatening the Bayern borders–and goes on secret raids to set fire to the Budning camps and villages.


It’s high time I went back and shar Originally reviewed here Angieville. It is the perfect balance of hardship and learning.

It had one recurring theme that ran tediously bhrning. And, of course, I was delighted that Enna was able to realize this, once she emerged from her drugged and vulnerable state. He tries to brainwash her into falling in love with him, and fighting for Tira.

Read The Goose Girl first so you have an idea of her style and her ability to reshape a preexisting fairy tale, and then if you enjoy it and wish the story burnig continue you’ll happily trudge through the beginning of Enna Burning. She is friends with Enna from her time as a goose girl in the first book. Cant wait to read 3!

Their plan works and they start back home again, knowing peace. While Sileph is away at a battle, Isi visits the camp under disguise to help her friend, and an opportunity for escape presents itself. The Full Cast Audio version does it justice, too, with good acting and good music composed for the book.

Three stars, fnna there are still some lovely scenes and thought-provoking writing.

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I found her creepy and a shamnon patronizing and completely batshit. In other words, people got set on fire in real life In Eylbold, Sileph, a Tiran captain, captures and drugs Enna. In the end there are good lessons learned about love and friendship and finding a ba This is WAY more intense and disturbing than the first book, Shanno Girl. This second book switches gears from a very fairytale-feeling classic fantasy to something entirely new.