As one of the most consistently exciting writers to emerge in the last twenty-five years, Orson Scott Card has been honored with numerous awards, immersing readers in dazzling worlds only he could create. Now, in Enchantment, Card works his magic as never before, transforming the timeless story... show more
As one of the most consistently exciting writers to emerge in the last twenty-five years, Orson Scott Card has been honored with numerous awards, immersing readers in dazzling worlds only he could create. Now, in Enchantment, Card works his magic as never before, transforming the timeless story of Sleeping Beauty into an original fantasy brimming with romance and adventure.The moment Ivan stumbled upon a clearing in the dense Carpathian forest, his life was forever changed. Atop a pedestal encircled by fallen leaves, the beautiful princess Katerina lay still as death. But beneath the foliage a malevolent presence stirred and sent the ten-year-old Ivan scrambling for the safety of Cousin Marek's farm.Now, years later, Ivan is an American graduate student, engaged to be married. Yet he cannot forget that long-ago day in the forest--or convince himself it was merely a frightened boy's fantasy. Compelled to return to his native land, Ivan finds the clearing just as he left it.This time he does not run. This time he awakens the beauty with a kiss . . . and steps into a world that vanished a thousand years ago.A rich tapestry of clashing worlds and cultures, Enchantment is a powerfully original novel of a love and destiny that transcend centuries . . . and the dark force that stalks them across the ages.From the Hardcover edition.
Publish date: May 31st 2005
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 422
Edition language: English
[Still catching up on my 2015 books] In the first half of this book, while I was still enjoying it, I was also feeling conflicted about my enjoyment of it because OSC's devotion to the "sanctity of [his definition of] marriage" is pretty nauseating to me. So I lamented that, "I wish OSC wasn't so ...
I liked the concept of this book but not the execution which was terrible. Neither Ivan nor Katerina were likable. Heck not one single character was likable - not Ivan's two-dimensional parents, not King Matfei, not Father Lukas, not Brother Sergei, not even Ruth! So first of all there isn't a sing...
I had some doubts prior to reading Enchantment. I have read a few other Orson Scott Card, and didn't especially care for them. Having said that, I was pleasantly surprised to read Enchantment. Our story's hero, Ivan, is a Ukranian living in the United States, where he is a grad student. He is myster...
This is no Ender's Game, but nonetheless a beautiful little retelling of Sleeping Beauty & a wonderful escape of a read.
So awesome!! I loved Card's Ender books and am a big fan of books that play with fairy tales, and this was a perfect combination of the two. Card tells the tale of old magic lore so skillfully that you completely forget that he's talking about time travel and Baba Yaga... totally plausible, and movi...