A Beautiful reimagining of the tale of Rumpelstiltskin, a bit dark but the atmosphere of the book was really palpable. I love it that here, Rumpelstiltskin is dealt with as a complex many-layered character who is just like anybody dealing and adjusting to the hard blows dealt with him by Life(instead of dismissing him as a bad guy in other such retellings). The character of Will is strongly drawn and she comes out as an unusually relatable heroine full of spunk and wit.I don’t have any positive comment on Ferdinand.He seems veiled and far-off from the novel. Sparkly, imaginative and heartbreaking, this novel drew me in with an intensity I haven’t encountered for long in this genre.
Overall Rating [usr 4.0]
About The Book:
Paperback: 368 pages
About The Author:
Anna Sheehan has been a dedicated writer since her first year in high school, when her novella won second place in a local competition, losing only to a (now) professional mystery writer. Her first novel was published serially in a local newsletter when she was 16. She is a regular attendee of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association conference, who first invited her to attend their meeting with a scholarship. Anna lives on an isolated mountain ranch in central Oregon.