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The Lightning Queen

Laura Resau

A stunningly rendered mystical novel, set in the remote mountains of Mexico in the 1950s, illuminates the power of an unlikely friendship that blends cultures, magic, and possibilities. Nothing exciting happens on the Hill of Dust, in the remote mountains of Mexico in the 1950s. There's no electricity, no plumbing, no cars, just day after day of pasturing goats. And now, without his sister and mother, eleven-year-old Teo's life feels even more barren. And then one day, the mysterious young Esma, who calls herself the Gypsy Queen of Lightning, rolls into town like a fresh burst of color. Against all odds, her caravan's Mistress of Destiny predicts that Teo and Esma will be longtime friends. Suddenly, life brims with possibility. With the help of a rescued duck, a three-legged skunk, a blind goat, and other unexpected allies, Teo and Esma must overcome obstacles--even death--to fulfill their impossible destiny. Inspired by true stories derived from rural Mexico, The Lightning Queen offers a glimpse of the encounter between two fascinating but marginalized cultures--the Rom and the Mixtec Indians--while telling the heartwarming story of an unlikely friendship.

A stunningly rendered mystical novel, set in the remote mountains of Mexico in the 1950s, illuminates the power of an unlikely friendship that blends cultures, magic, and possibilities. Nothing exciting happens on the Hill of Dust, in the remote mountains of Mexico in the 1950s. There's no electricity, no plumbing, no cars, just day after day of pasturing goats. And now, without his sister and mother, eleven-year-old Teo's life feels even more barren. And then one day, the mysterious young Esma, who calls herself the Gypsy Queen of Lightning, rolls into town like a fresh burst of color. Against all odds, her caravan's Mistress of Destiny predicts that Teo and Esma will be longtime friends. Suddenly, life brims with possibility. With the help of a rescued duck, a three-legged skunk, a blind goat, and other unexpected allies, Teo and Esma must overcome obstacles--even death--to fulfill their impossible destiny. Inspired by true stories derived from rural Mexico, The Lightning Queen offers a glimpse of the encounter between two fascinating but marginalized cultures--the Rom and the Mixtec Indians--while telling the heartwarming story of an unlikely friendship.
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A stunningly rendered mystical novel, set in the remote mountains of Mexico in the 1950s, illuminates the power of an unlikely friendship that blends cultures, magic, and possibilities. Nothing exciting happens on the Hill of Dust, in the remote mountains of Mexico in the 1950s. There's no electricity, no plumbing, no cars, just day after day of pasturing goats. And now, without his sister and mother, eleven-year-old Teo's life feels even more barren. And then one day, the mysterious young Esma, who calls herself the Gypsy Queen of Lightning, rolls into town like a fresh burst of color. Against all odds, her caravan's Mistress of Destiny predicts that Teo and Esma will be longtime friends. Suddenly, life brims with possibility. With the help of a rescued duck, a three-legged skunk, a blind goat, and other unexpected allies, Teo and Esma must overcome obstacles--even death--to fulfill their impossible destiny. Inspired by true stories derived from rural Mexico, The Lightning Queen offers a glimpse of the encounter between two fascinating but marginalized cultures--the Rom and the Mixtec Indians--while telling the heartwarming story of an unlikely friendship.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Thom Rivera, Christian Barillas

Length:

8h 16m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:21


Part 1
Part 1

08:24


Part 2, Chapter 2
Part 2, Chapter 2

12:44


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

17:52


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

09:45


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

14:01


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

21:12


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

08:45


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

12:52


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

11:36


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

07:26


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

08:53


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

07:42


Part 3
Part 3

02:34


Part 4, Chapter 14
Part 4, Chapter 14

15:29


Part 4, Chapter 15
Part 4, Chapter 15

22:05


Part 4, Chapter 16
Part 4, Chapter 16

15:54


Part 4, Chapter 17
Part 4, Chapter 17

18:19


Part 4, Chapter 18
Part 4, Chapter 18

09:55


Part 4, Chapter 19
Part 4, Chapter 19

09:03


Part 4, Chapter 20
Part 4, Chapter 20

20:00


Part 4, Chapter 21
Part 4, Chapter 21

15:13


Part 4, Chapter 22
Part 4, Chapter 22

08:15


Part 4, Chapter 23
Part 4, Chapter 23

12:53


Part 4, Chapter 24
Part 4, Chapter 24

07:51


Part 4, Chapter 25
Part 4, Chapter 25

15:44


Part 4, Chapter 26
Part 4, Chapter 26

07:48


Part 5
Part 5

02:52


Part 6, Chapter 28
Part 6, Chapter 28

10:06


Part 6, Chapter 29
Part 6, Chapter 29

06:13


Part 6, Chapter 30
Part 6, Chapter 30

08:39


Part 6, Chapter 31
Part 6, Chapter 31

04:51


Part 6, Chapter 32
Part 6, Chapter 32

11:24


Part 6, Chapter 33
Part 6, Chapter 33

15:10


Part 6, Chapter 34
Part 6, Chapter 34

08:12


Part 6, Chapter 35
Part 6, Chapter 35

10:27


Part 7, Chapter 36
Part 7, Chapter 36

08:34


Part 7, Chapter 37
Part 7, Chapter 37

14:23


Part 7, Chapter 38
Part 7, Chapter 38

04:06


Part 8, Chapter 39
Part 8, Chapter 39

13:14


Part 8, Chapter 40
Part 8, Chapter 40

09:43


Part 8, Chapter 41
Part 8, Chapter 41

13:49


Part 8, Chapter 42
Part 8, Chapter 42

15:25


Part 8, Chapter 43
Part 8, Chapter 43

10:34


Part 8, Chapter 44
Part 8, Chapter 44

04:57


Part 8, Chapter 45
Part 8, Chapter 45

01:03