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Spirit’s Princess

By: Esther Friesner

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Step back to early Japan in this latest gripping novel by Friesner of strong young women in history.  Young Himiko, daughter of the chieftain of the Matsu clan, tries to deny that the spirits speak to her.  When she becomes lost, she and her beloved older brother, Aki, each begin a long-distance relationship with those from the Shika clan.  As she develops her skills as a shaman, she must both build her own confidence as a healer and convince her father that the powers she possesses are real.

Prepared by Pat Strawn, Librarian, John Jay High School, San Antonio, Texas