Sunlight and Shadow: A Retelling of "The Magic Flute"
A new spin on "The Magic Flute" by an acclaimed author! In a time when the world was young and many things were quite commonplace that are now entirely forgotten, Sarastro, Mage of the Day, wed Pamina, the Queen of the Night. And in this way was the world complete, for light was joined to dark.... show more
A new spin on "The Magic Flute" by an acclaimed author! In a time when the world was young and many things were quite commonplace that are now entirely forgotten, Sarastro, Mage of the Day, wed Pamina, the Queen of the Night. And in this way was the world complete, for light was joined to dark. For all time would they be joined together. Only the ending of the world could tear them apart. In other words, in the days in which my parents married, there was no such thing as divorce.... Thus begins the tale of Mina, a girl-child born on the longest night of the darkest month of the year. When her father looked at her, all he saw was what he feared: By birth, by name, by nature, she belonged to the Dark. So when Mina turned sixteen, her father took her away from shadow and brought her into sunlight. In retaliation, her mother lured a handsome prince into a deadly agreement: If he frees Mina, he can claim her as his bride. Now Mina and her prince must endure deadly trials -- of love and fate and family -- before they can truly live happily ever after....
Publish date: July 1st 2004
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
Series: Once Upon A Time Fairytales
For a book based from an opera, it wasn't bad. I think 2.5 to 3 stars at best.But the fact there were several POVs, all in first person and the switching was a jarring at times. However I really liked the background details attached to the story. But I wonder if the actual opera is better? At least ...
A very limp retelling of the Magic Flute (Die Zauberflote), the opera by Mozart. Here, it's such a dull story that I kept wanting to fling it at the wall. I guess it would be alright for a younger teenager, but most adults will find themselves bored silly.For the complete review, please go here:http...