The Reflections of Queen Snow White
What happens when "happily ever after" has come and gone? On the eve of her only daughter, Princess Raven's wedding, an aging Snow White finds it impossible to share in the joyous spirit of the occasion. The ceremony itself promises to be the most glamorous social event of the decade. Snow... show more
What happens when "happily ever after" has come and gone?
On the eve of her only daughter, Princess Raven's wedding, an aging Snow White finds it impossible to share in the joyous spirit of the occasion. The ceremony itself promises to be the most glamorous social event of the decade. Snow White’s castle has been meticulously scrubbed, polished and opulently decorated for the celebration. It is already nearly bursting with jubilant guests and merry well-wishers. Prince Edel, Raven's fiancé, is a fine man from a neighboring kingdom and Snow White's own domain is prosperous and at peace. Things could not be better, in fact, except for one thing:
The king is dead.
The queen has been in a moribund state of hopeless depression for over a year with no end in sight. It is only when, in a fit of bitter despair, she seeks solitude in the vastness of her own sprawling castle and climbs a long disused and forgotten tower stair that she comes face to face with herself in the very same magic mirror used by her stepmother of old.
It promises her respite in its shimmering depths, but can Snow White trust a device that was so precious to a woman who sought to cause her such irreparable harm? Can she confront the demons of her own difficult past to discover a better future for herself and her family? And finally, can she release her soul-crushing grief and suffocating loneliness to once again discover what "happily ever after" really means?
Only time will tell as she wrestles with her past and is forced to confront The Reflections of Queen Snow White.
Publish date: October 2nd 2013
Publisher: David Meredith; 1 edition
Pages no: 155
Edition language: English
I really enjoyed The Reflections of Queen Snow White. It is wonderfully descriptive and I found it exceptionally hard to put down.It was somewhat darker than I was expecting, covering aspects of loneliness, sadness, grief and depression. I found it surprisingly emotional in places and even had tears...
2.5 stars for now. It wasn't bad, but it just wasn't my cup of tea I guess. Letting it ponder for a little while. Full review to come when I get back from my break!
We all know the story of how Snow White found her Prince Charming and they lived happily ever after. Or do we? In David Meredith's The Reflections of Queen Snow White the "ever after" part didn't quite work out the way it sounds. You see, Prince Charming was quite a bit older than Snow, so he pa...
Snow White has always been one of my favorite fairytale characters. I was always impressed by how cheerful she remained even in the face of extreme adversity. However, I can see how readers viewing Snow through a more modern lens might see her as a "victim" personality who needed a tenderhearted h...
The queen shook her head. "I was a fool. I was a fool to despair. I learned my lesson though. After... After that... my relationship with Charming was even better! After that it was perfect. I learned a hard lesson, but maybe I needed to.""What was the lesson?" asked the mirror softly.Snow White was...