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Poor Unfortunate Soul: A Tale of the Sea Witch (Villains Book 3) Kindle Edition
About the Author
- ASIN : B01FZLMTSO
- Publisher : Disney Press (26 July 2016)
- Language : English
- File size : 4099 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 140 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #690,410 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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The novel opens frighteningly, with perhaps a very graphic description of Ursula’s wrath upon others, so I’m not sure if it quite fits for the opening to a Disney novel. I add that this takes place in in the (Essex) town of Ipswich no less - dare I say chosen just because of the name, nothing more...
Shortly after, new characters are introduced, three sisters who are friends with the sea witch. They’ve a cat… but we’re now at the point where things take a second flight of fancy, where their cat has the same name as the author? Pardon... Excuse me?
Elsewhere other Disney characters are mentioned and somehow the Disneyverse is intertwined? I don’t want a story featuring Snow White, Maleficent or The Beast… this is supposed to be about Ursula. Granted, I read this as a standalone novel, rather than part of a series. By this point, I think I had slightly lost the plot with the book as a whole and found great delight in picking out its flaws thereafter.
Sebastian and Flounder don’t exist in this version of the story, but somehow Scuttle does; “Mum” features a few times; Tea is taken with cream and sugar and the one that takes the biscuit is that somehow The Enchantress from Beauty and The Beast has a major plot role of The Little Mermaid.
From what originally held so much promise and could have been potentially entertaining, we end up with dialogue straight from the 1989 story in places, and the end result not really being about Ursula at all...
Perhaps someone younger than myself, would enjoy this, but me, as a diehard fan of the original 1989 classic, I feel this is a poor unfortunate soul of a book.
In the film there’s reference to her being banished by King Triton but there’s no backstory there which I think would be an interesting read... if told properly unlike in this book!
The book is more about 4 witches than it is about Ursula? So confusing and does not have much relevance to the actual story, it seems to reference a lot of people other Disney characters, it’s asif the series of books are intertwined with each other telling a story of its own instead of focusing on the villain the book is supposedly about.
In the book it references to King Triton and Ursula being brother and sister contradicting the little mermaid 2: return to the sea as Morgana is Ursula’s sister there’s no relation between them and Triton.
This book is more of a childish fantasy however, I wouldn’t recommend for children either as there are gruesome parts throughout.
I was going to buy some other books from this series but after reading this one I won’t bother. So disappointed it isn’t true.