Many are called... She alone can save the world and become Death's bride.COBWEB BRIDE (Cobweb Bride Trilogy, Book One) is a history-flavored fantasy novel with romantic elements of the Persephone myth, about Death's ultimatum to the world.What if you killed someone and then fell in love with... show more
Many are called... She alone can save the world and become Death's bride.COBWEB BRIDE (Cobweb Bride Trilogy, Book One) is a history-flavored fantasy novel with romantic elements of the Persephone myth, about Death's ultimatum to the world.What if you killed someone and then fell in love with them?In an alternate Renaissance world, somewhere in an imaginary "pocket" of Europe called the Kingdom of Lethe, Death comes, in the form of a grim Spaniard, to claim his Bride. Until she is found, in a single time-stopping moment all dying stops. There is no relief for the mortally wounded and the terminally ill....Covered in white cobwebs of a thousand snow spiders she lies in the darkness... Her skin is cold as snow... Her eyes, frozen... Her gaze, fiercely alive...While kings and emperors send expeditions to search for a suitable Bride for Death, armies of the undead wage an endless war... A black knight roams the forest at the command of his undead father... Spies and political treacheries abound at the imperial Silver Court.... Murdered lovers find themselves locked in the realm of the living...Look closer--through the cobweb filaments of her hair and along each strand shine stars...And one small village girl, Percy--an unwanted, ungainly middle daughter--is faced with the responsibility of granting her dying grandmother the desperate release she needs.As a result, Percy joins the crowds of other young women of the land in a desperate quest to Death's own mysterious holding in the deepest forests of the North...And everyone is trying to stop her. "... Nazarian writes clean and true prose ..." --Publishers Weekly
Publish date: July 15th 2013
Publisher: Norilana Books
Pages no: 293
Edition language: English
Series: Cobweb Bride Trilogy (#1)
THIS STORY ISN'T THE END OF THIS INTERMINABLE MESS? UGH! The writing favors form over substance, and while I don't mind flowery writing if there isn't anything to back up the beauty it becomes a horrible mess. And that is the best word to describe this book, a mess. It's jumpy and uncoordinated. The...
I really expected Percy to be the Cobweb Bride. Spoilers already! She isn't, but I really expected her to be, especially after the whole her name is Persephone and she was a Goddess loved by the God of the underworld (who they think was Death). I hadn't thought about her name being Persephone unt...
I have literally no idea what to make of this book. It just….I don’t know. The idea behind it was just so interesting and intriguing. I read the synopsis and thought, wow this sounds so good. And it just wasn’t. It had its good points to be sure, which is why I gave it two stars but at the end I was...
Another Read It Now snagged from Netgalley. A beautifully written fairytale.Though I must admit, at a few points, I nearly gave up with it. While on the one hand the language the story was written in was beautiful, vivid and poetic, the pace of the plot was very very slow. Meandering and dream like ...
A copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review and as part of the Fiction Addiction blog tour. No compensation was given or taken to alter this review. Cobweb Bride is one of the best fantasy books I've read all year. Yeah, you read that right. I knew from t...