Wednesday, September 06, 2006

The Tale of the Miller's Daughter by JoSelle Vanderhooft

Author: JoSelle Vanderhooft
Publisher: Papaveria Press
First Published: 2006
71 pages

The Blurb:
In a world gone to flames, the miller's daughter must guess his name. Based on the story of Rumpelstiltskin, this sharp, dark tale of a girl and the creature who offers her assistance is a finely woven tapestry of daughters, fathers and lovers and the breaking of the threads that bind them.

The old stories are always the best - here, JoSelle Vanderhooft has taken the well-loved tale of Rumplestiltskin and turned the tale on its head to create something entirely new and fresh. Keeping the style of a traditional fairytale, the miller’s daughter has finally been given a voice to tell her side of events. This dark, gothic retelling has real bite and is completely engrossing and the shorter length really works to its advantage, giving an air of urgency, but also of completeness. Immensely satisfying, this is a treat you shouldn’t miss!

Rating: 8


Blogger Kailana said...

I am so glad I found your blog! This looks interesting... I like fairy tale retellings. :)

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