TODAY ONLY: All four books in Shannon Hale's Bayern series are $1.99 each in ebook format on Amazon. The series includes: The Goose Girl (Books of Bayern) and Enna Burning (Books of Bayern) and River Secrets (Books of Bayern) and Forest Born (Books of Bayern).
The first is inspired by The Goose Girl fairy tale, of course.
Anidori-Kiladra Talianna Isilee, Crown Princess of Kildenree, spends the first years of her life under her aunt's guidance learning to communicate with animals. As she grows up Ani develops the skills of animal speech, but is never comfortable speaking with people, so when her silver-tongued lady-in-waiting leads a mutiny during Ani's journey to be married in a foreign land, Ani is helpless and cannot persuade anyone to assist her. Becoming a goose girl for the king, Ani eventually uses her own special, nearly magical powers to find her way to her true destiny. Shannon Hale has woven an incredible, original and magical tale of a girl who must find her own unusual talents before she can become queen of the people she has made her own.