The Swan Kingdom
Format: library binding
Publish date: 2008
Publisher: Candlewick Pr
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
It's so hard for me not to compare any retelling that even touches on swans (The Wild Swans, The Six Swans, doesn't matter) without comparing it to Daughter of the Forest, so I was really worried going in that I would unconsciously (or even consciously) be setting The Swan Kingdom up to fail. But it...
One of my favorite fairy tales is The Six Swans. When I first saw the Swan Kingdom a few years back I was really excited to see a retelling of The Wild Swans (you know, different name, but basically same story). It's too bad this book didn't live up to that excitement. I started the book, and it see...
3.25 out of 5Good, but not on the same level as her later novels. Clearly a debut, Marriott demonstrates a lot of the same skills (strong female character, unique magic, compelling storytelling) that she will continue to mature in her later work. A bit simplistic, a bit too easily resolved at the en...
I downloaded The Swan Kingdom on my Kindle a long time ago and feeling in the mood for fairy tales …In the prologue we learn about Alexandra’s mother’s skills and that she has been teaching Alex herbal/earth lore since she was about 2. It is her mother’s skill as a wise women that has kept the land...
I really liked Marriott’s Shadows on the Moon and considering her superior writing skills, happily dived into The Swan Kingdom expecting the same kind of crisp narrative, plotting and character development that made me like Shadows on the Moon so much. However, while the writing skill is undeniable,...