A fresh and imaginative retelling of the Rumpelstiltskin fairytale from the bestselling author of Uprooted, called a very enjoyable fantasy with the air of a modern classic by The New York Times Book Review.
Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father is not a very good one. Free to lend and reluctant to collect, he has left his family on the edge of poverty-until Miryem intercedes. Hardening her heart, she sets out to retrieve what is owed, and soon gains a reputation for being able to turn silver into gold. But when an ill-advised boast brings her to the attention of the cold creatures who haunt the wood, nothing will be the same again. For words have power, and the fate of a kingdom will be forever altered by the challenge she is issued.
Channeling the heart of the classic fairy tale, Novik deftly interweaves six distinct narrative voices-each learning valuable lessons about sacrifice, power and love-into a rich, multilayered fantasy that readers will want to return to again and again.
Story Locale: Fantasy world
Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
Publisher: Del Rey, July 2018
Product Dimensions: 8.3 L × 5.5 W × 0 H
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