Sapphire Blue

The Ruby Red Trilogy (Volume 2)

Kerstin Gier; Translated by Anthea Bell; Read by Marisa Calin

Macmillan Young Listeners

Gwen’s life has been a rollercoaster since she discovered she was the Ruby, the final member of the secret time-traveling Circle of Twelve. In between searching through history for the other time-travelers and asking for a bit of their blood (gross!), she’s been trying to figure out what all the mysteries and prophecies surrounding the Circle really mean.
At least Gwen has plenty of help. Her best friend Lesley follows every lead diligently on the Internet. James the ghost teaches Gwen how to fit in at an eighteenth century party. And Xemerius, the gargoyle demon who has been following Gwen since he caught her kissing Gideon in a church, offers advice on everything. Oh, yes. And of course there is Gideon, the Diamond. One minute he’s very warm indeed; the next he’s freezing cold. Gwen’s not sure what’s going on there, but she’s pretty much destined to find out.


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“YOUNG PEOPLE, this is a church! No kissing allowed here!”
Startled, I opened my eyes and hastily sat up straight, expecting to see some old-fashioned priest hurrying indignantly toward me with his cassock billowing, all set to deliver a stern lecture. But it wasn’t the priest of this parish church who had disturbed our kiss. It wasn’t a human being at all. The speaker was a small gargoyle crouching in the pew right next to the confessional, as surprised to see me as I was to see him.
Although that was hardly possible. Because basically my state


Praise for Sapphire Blue

“Narrator Marisa Calin dives enthusiastically into Book 2 of Gier’s time-travel trilogy.” – AudioFile Magazine

Praise for Ruby Red:
“Gier succeeds on her own terms, keeping the reader moving along, forward and backward in time, and ending with a revelation and a cliffhanger. Both will leave readers anticipating the publication of the next installment, ‘Sapphire Blue.’” —The New York Times Book Review
“Humorous, romantic and suspenseful, the plot is fast-paced and impossible to put down. . . . The final romantic cliffhanger will leave you thirsty for the next book in this ‘jewel’ of a series.” —Justine magazine
“What makes this such a standout is the intriguingly drawn cast, stars and supporting players both, beginning with Gwen, whose key feature is her utter normality. Adventure, humor, and mystery all have satisfying roles here.” —Booklist, starred review
“Gier’s characters and plotting are first-rate, creating an adventure that should leave readers eager for the rest of the trilogy.” —Publishers Weekly
“Riveting.” —Kirkus Reviews
“The characters in Kerstin Gier’s stellar story come fully to life, and veteran translator Anthea Bell (who translated Cornelia Funke’s Inkheart books) preserves the book’s abundant humor. . . . There’s something here for everyone.” —Shelf Awareness

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  • Kerstin Gier; Translated by Anthea Bell; Read by Marisa Calin

  • Kerstin Gier is the bestselling author of the Ruby Red trilogy, as well as several popular novels for adults. She lives in Germany. Anthea Bell is the foremost translator of German literature in the world.


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Sapphire Blue

The Ruby Red Trilogy

Kerstin Gier; Translated by Anthea Bell; Read by Marisa Calin