The Sleeping Beauty (Tale of the Five Hundred Kingdoms)
Heavy is the head--and the eyelids--of the princess who wears the crown...In Rosamund's realm, happiness hinges on a few simple beliefs:For every princess there's a prince.The king has ultimate power.Stepmothers should never be trusted.And bad things come to those who break with Tradition....But... show more
Heavy is the head--and the eyelids--of the princess who wears the crown...In Rosamund's realm, happiness hinges on a few simple beliefs:For every princess there's a prince.The king has ultimate power.Stepmothers should never be trusted.And bad things come to those who break with Tradition....But when Rosa is pursued by a murderous huntsman and then captured by dwarves, her beliefs go up in smoke. Determined to escape and save her kingdom from imminent invasion, she agrees to become the guinea pig in one of her stepmother's risky incantations--thus falling into a deep, deep sleep.When awakened by a touchy-feely stranger, Rosa must choose between Tradition and her future...between a host of eligible princes and a handsome, fair-haired outsider. And learn the difference between being a princess and ruling as a queen.The moral of the story? Sometimes a princess has to create her own happy endings....
Publish date: 2010-07-01
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
A freaking unicorn with a lisp. This story is amazing.
My only critique of this book is that there wasn't much romance; the novel focused on magic, the Tradition, the characters, and the plot so much that the romantic feelings and experiences of the characters were overshadowed. I thoroughly loved the book, however, as it is entertaining and contains in...
Way to many different possible story lines: frog prince, Snow White (Snowkin, never heard it called that before), Sleeping Beauty. There might have been others, but I'm not sure. the story didn't follow any of them completely. the end was the most like Sleeping Beauty without the wicked witch, evil ...
V. entertaining read. Likable H/h, multiple fairy tales mixed up, sheer silliness cropping up at the perfect opportunity, and a less than obvious villain.
Fun, lighthearted re-imagining of the fairy tale. Feels slightly more forced than the other books in the Five Hundred Kingdoms series, but also has some very enjoyable characters.