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The Seventh Bride Kindle Edition
Young Rhea is a miller’s daughter of low birth, so she is understandably surprised when a mysterious nobleman, Lord Crevan, shows up on her doorstep and proposes marriage. Since commoners don’t turn down lords—no matter how sinister they may seem—Rhea is forced to agree to the engagement.
Lord Crevan demands that Rhea visit his remote manor before their wedding. Upon arrival, she discovers that not only was her betrothed married six times before, but his previous wives are all imprisoned in his enchanted castle. Determined not to share their same fate, Rhea asserts her desire for freedom. In answer, Lord Crevan gives Rhea a series of magical tasks to complete, with the threat “Come back before dawn, or else I’ll marry you.”
With time running out and each task more dangerous and bizarre than the last, Rhea must use her resourcefulness, compassion, and bravery to rally the other wives and defeat the sorcerer before he binds her to him forever.
About the Author
T. Kingfisher is the pen name that Ursula Vernon uses when she writes for grown-ups. In her other life, she writes children’s books and weird comics and has won the Nebula, Hugo, Sequoyah, and Mythopoeic Awards, as well as a half-dozen Junior Library Guild selections. Kingfisher hails from North Carolina. For more information, please visit www.tkingfisher.com.
"Like any good fairy tale, Seventh Bride accesses a lizard-brain sense of justice, and of what makes a story symmetrical and satisfying." --Tasha Robinson, NPR Books--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B00XPNFDQK
- Publisher : 47North (24 November 2015)
- Language : English
- File size : 1305 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 237 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #136,512 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The blurb, which caught my attention was:
“Rhea is an ordinary miller’s daughter, engaged to be married under suspicious circumstances to a man not of her choosing. He has unknown powers and a manor house full of mysterious women. Rhea has a hedgehog. It’s probably not going to be enough.”
And I wasn’t disappointed. A kind of amalgam of Blue Beard and Mr Fox Rhea’s story has some disturbing elements “Be bold, be bold, but not too bold” croak the hideous golem birds with stone eyes as Rhea goes to visit her bridegroom – and there is worse to come – much worse. But Rhea is brave and determined, and the hedgehog, although it cannot talk, and may not be magic at all turns out to be helpful, while some of the mysterious women in her strange bridegroom’s mansion turn out to be helpful.
A short, intense, and excellent read.