“We will keep her safe.” All the creatures of the forest and field and riverbank knew the infant was special. She was the princess, spirited away from the evil fairy Pernicia on her name-day. But the curse was cast: Rosie was fated to prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and fall... show more
“We will keep her safe.” All the creatures of the forest and field and riverbank knew the infant was special. She was the princess, spirited away from the evil fairy Pernicia on her name-day. But the curse was cast: Rosie was fated to prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and fall into a poisoned sleep—a slumber from which no one would be able to rouse her… In the tradition of Beauty and Rose Daughter, Robin McKinley “lends a fresh perspective to a classic fairy tale, developing the story of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ into a richly imagined, vividly depicted novel.” (School Library Journal
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: June 1st 2001
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
Series: Folktales (#3)
Remember that great, big, volume of fairytales that lies forlornly at the top of your bookshelf, gathering dust? Well it’s time to dust off the cobwebs, as Robin McKinley’s novel Spindle’s End re-nurtures your love for the classics.Spindle’s End is a beautifully written re-telling of Sleeping Beauty...
I’m not too familiar with the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale. I saw the Disney movie once as a kid and I’m familiar with the general idea of the story. Since I don’t know the fairy tale as well as other fairy tales I can’t say how good of a retelling this book is.I liked the writing. Everything had love...
Review originally posted at: http://thebookpushers.com/2012/04/09/fantasy-celebration-review-spindles-end-by-robin-mckinley/Publisher: Ace BooksPublish Date: 2000How I got this book: PurchasedAll the creatures of forest, field and riverbank knew the baby was special. She was the princess Briar-Rose,...
The worst book I've ever read. I'd stay away from it if I were you.
After the birth of the long awaited princess, Katriona, the niece of a fairy, is the commoner from the Gig selected to go to the name-day celebration. Little does she know that this will change her life, and the whole world, forever.The poor little princess is cursed by the evil Pernicia that she wi...