The Kingdom of Little Wounds
A young seamstress and a royal nursemaid find themselves at the center of an epic power struggle in this stunning young-adult debut. On the eve of Princess Sophia’s wedding, the Scandinavian city of Skyggehavn prepares to fete the occasion with a sumptuous display of riches: brocade and satin and... show more
A young seamstress and a royal nursemaid find themselves at the center of an epic power struggle in this stunning young-adult debut. On the eve of Princess Sophia’s wedding, the Scandinavian city of Skyggehavn prepares to fete the occasion with a sumptuous display of riches: brocade and satin and jewels, feasts of sugar fruit and sweet spiced wine. Yet beneath the veneer of celebration, a shiver of darkness creeps through the palace halls. A mysterious illness plagues the royal family, threatening the lives of the throne’s heirs, and a courtier’s wolfish hunger for the king’s favors sets a devious plot in motion. Here in the palace at Skyggehavn, things are seldom as they seem — and when a single errant prick of a needle sets off a series of events that will alter the course of history, the fates of seamstress Ava Bingen and mute nursemaid Midi Sorte become irrevocably intertwined with that of mad Queen Isabel. As they navigate a tangled web of palace intrigue, power-lust, and deception, Ava and Midi must carve out their own survival any way they can.
Publish date: October 8th 2013
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Pages no: 576
Edition language: English
Spoiler Rating: Low Hi Katie! I’ve just read The Kingdom of Little Wounds. My reaction, in a single word: Wow. Don’t misread my use of a period instead of an exclamation mark there; that is a very pregnant “wow,” not a sarcastic one. On the eve of Princess Sophia’s wedding, the Scandinavia...
A fairy tale about Syphilis, the author says. Yup, that's pretty much exactly what it is, though it goes a bit deeper than that. I wish I could say this book blew me away. I wish I could say its contents were as beautiful as its cover. Though there are some good things here, for the most part, this ...
A copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.Unfortunately, I could not finish this book. The Kingdom of Little Wounds was categorized as young adult AND Children's Literature on Netgalley. I double checked and it is listed as a young adult book on all the...
hmmm.... thank you, ng! review in a bit
This sounds right up my alley, but that city name is going to be a pain and a half while reading. Even while going through the summary, my brain kind of glazed over it with a *mumblemumble* sound.I shall persevere! Since, ya know, not really hard to mumble in your own head...