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The Black Swan - Mercedes Lackey
The Black Swan
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After his wife's untimely death, a powerful sorcerer dedicates his life to seeking revenge against all womankind. He turns his captives into beautiful swans--who briefly regain human form by the fleeting light of the moon. Only Odette, noblest of the enchanted flock, has the courage to confront... show more
After his wife's untimely death, a powerful sorcerer dedicates his life to seeking revenge against all womankind. He turns his captives into beautiful swans--who briefly regain human form by the fleeting light of the moon. Only Odette, noblest of the enchanted flock, has the courage to confront her captor. But can she gain the allies she needs to free herself and the other swan-maidens from their magical slavery? A monumental tale of loyalty and betrayal, of magic good and evil, of love both carnal and pure, and of the duality of human nature, The Black Swan is a rich tapestry which is sure to become an all-time masterpiece of fantasy.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780886778903 (0886778905)
ASIN: 886778905
Publisher: DAW
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
Series: Fairy Tales (#2)
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Sharon E. Cathcart
Sharon E. Cathcart rated it
4.0 The Black Swan
Mercedes Lackey takes us to the ballet with "The Black Swan," although her telling owes more to the original German folk tale ("Schwannsee") than it does to Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake."In this outing, Odile (the black swan) is the protagonist and eventual protector of Odette (the Swan Queen). Odile i...
Telynor's Library, and then some
Telynor's Library, and then some rated it
3.0
A retelling of Swan Lake. Interesting, with plenty of descriptive bits and some vivid imagery. For the complete review, please go here:http://www.epinions.com/content_417045712516
wealhtheow
wealhtheow rated it
A retelling of the fairy tale/ballet/whatever it is. This and the non-Disney animated movie are actually the only exposure I've had to Swan Lake, so I probably have a fairly skewed view of the story. Regardless, I always welcome classics told from the perspective of the whore/villain character.
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
4.0 The Black Swan
I find this to be one of Lackey’s better novels. There is wonderful development of the members of the love triangle. It is believable that the prince and Odette fall in love. The same is true of Odile, one can see the slow burn, in particular in regards to her father’s hypocrisy. The book is fem...
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