Snow White And Rose Red
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: December 15th 1993
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
Series: The Fairy Tale Series
Another fairy tale retelling, this one is set in Elizabethan England, in a town not too far from London, where the Widow Arden lives with her two pretty daughters, Blanche and Rosamund. Mrs. Arden is a wise woman, who has taught her daughters some of her healing arts. Sometimes the girls have to cro...
The change from Elizabethan English language to modern description was disorienting. Every time someone started talking I would be pulled out of the story. Then I would get flashes of A Midsummer's Night Dream. I felt like I was sitting in a theatre watching actors on a stage.Other than that I liked...
I’m a fan of Patricia C. Wrede’s work, having become one when I read Sorcery and Cecelia, which was co-written with Caroline Stevermer. The Enchanted Forest series is probably her best work written by herself, so I had high hopes for this novel when I bought it. I didn’t end up as in love with the...
After Tender Morsels, I thought I’d try a different re-telling. And hey! I like Patricia Wrede. It was okay. As with Before Midnight, I enjoyed the book but wasn’t blown away. Although the darkness of Tender Morsels makes me hesitant to re-read it, it’s far more memorable. [Jan. 2010]
Good fairytale retelling of a little known Grimm Brother's story.For a more inventive (and modern) retelling, check out Regina Doman's Shadow of the Bear: Snow White and Rose Red Retold.