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The Books of Bayern Series


by Shannon Hale (Author)

Book Cover for the Books of Bayern Series
She was born with her eyes closed and a word on her tongue, a word she could not taste. Her name was Anidori-Kiladra Talianna Isilee, Crown Princess of Kildenree, and she spent the first years of her life listening to her aunt’s stories and learning the language of the birds, especially the swans. And when she was older, she watched as a colt was born, and she heard the first word on his tongue, his name, Falada.

From the Grimm’s fairy tale of the princess who became a goose girl before she could become queen, Shannon Hale weaves an incredible, original, and magical tale of a girl who must find her own unusual talents before she can lead the people she has made her own.

Series Summary


Series: Books of Bayern
Tags: fantasy fairy tales magic adventure princess
Series reading level: 10+
Books in series: 4
Should read in order? Yes
Next release: Finished

 Print series book list

Books in series order
1The Goose Girl  (2003)
2Enna Burning  (2004)
3River Secrets  (2006)
4Forest Born  (2009)