Snow White and Rose Red

Snow White and Rose Red Wrede S Romantic And Charming Retelling Of The Brothers Grimm Tale Is The Fourth In This Series In The Village Of Mortlak, Near The River Thames, During The Reign Of Elizabeth I, Live The Widow Arden And Her Two Daughters, Blanche And Rosamund The Widow, Who Supports Her Family By Selling Herbs And Making Healing Potions, Lives In Fear Of Being Accused Of Witchcraft Her Daughters Gather The Herbs She Needs, Sometimes Crossing Into The Realm Of Faerie, One Of Whose Borders Lies In The Forest Nearby Also Residing In Mortlak Is The Real Life Doctor Dee, Astrologer To The Queen, Who With His Friend Edward Kelly Seeks To Harness The Magic Of Faerie Their Efforts Turn Hugh, One Of The Half Human Sons Of The Queen Of Faerie, Into A Bear With The Aid Of The Widow And Her Daughters, John, The Elder Faerie Prince, Tries To Disenchant His Brother, Who Has Crossed Over To The Mortal World John Is Initially Thwarted In His Efforts By Madini, Head Of A Faction In Faerie That Seeks Complete Separation From The Mortal Domain In Putting Her Twist On The Classic Tale, Wrede Uses Language Appropriate To The Period And Nicely Evokes Both Medieval England And A Magic Land. I love Patricia C Wrede, so I had high hopes for this book, especially since it takes on a fairy tale that has not been retold to death Apparently this was one of her earliest works, and it shows Set in Elizabethan England, the characters speak in the dialect of the time, and it usually comes off sounding stilted at best especially against the not Elizabethan descriptions of everything else, as well as occasional bursts of modern day speech by the characters and at the worst like something I love Patricia C Wrede, so I had high hopes for this book, especially since it takes on a f
Once upon a time Patricia Wrede wrote a new take on an old fairy tale But this wasn t an ordinary modern re imagining, for there was no contemporary slang and precious little fracturing The story starred a pair of mortal sisters one adventurous, one pragmatic For love interests there were a pair of half mortal brothers similarly mirrored Opposing the heroes emerged a cabal of bumbling magical creatures led by an elitist lady in waiting She was intent on ruining everyone s fun and building Once upon a time Patricia Wrede wrote a new take on an old fairy tale But this wasn t an ordinary modern re imagining, for there was no contemporary slang and precious little fracturing The story starred a pair of mortal sisters one adventurous, one pragmatic For love interests there were a pair of half mortal brothers similarly mirrored Opposing the heroes emerged a cabal of bumbling magical creatures led by an elitist lady in waiting She was intent on ruining everyone s fun and building a wall between the fairy and the mortal worlds Think of her scheme as a pl
Patricia Wrede is generally a fantastic writer, but this is quite a bit different from her usual work The mix of a fairy tale and an Elizabethan historical fantasy are an interesting experiment that I think are even better than her usual genre For those who love the fairy tale in its traditional form, this is a fabulous gift, the ablility to find another fairy tale Most of us have exhausted the fairy tale genre and, sadly, there is only a set amount of authentic fairy tale out there Snow Patricia Wrede is generally a fantastic writer, but this is quite a bit different from her usual work The mix of a fairy tale and an Elizabethan historical fantasy are an interesting experiment that I think are even better than her usual ge
I thought the pros were well done It took me a little while to understand all of the conversations as the characters speak in Elizabethan England s English I was disappointed in the character development
This was such a fun read and surprisingly quick Thanks to Alyssa for suggesting this one for an OtSP read Well The best thing about this for me was the personalities I loved the characters and thinking back on it well, after having just finished , they re what really stand out for me I LOVED every single character and the ending was just perfect Well, this also takes place in an Elizabethan sort of setting and the language matches soooo It was a bit much for me at times Like, if I wa This was such a fun read and surprisingly quick Thanks to Alyssa for suggesting this one for an OtSP read Well The best thing about this for me was the personalities I loved the characters and thinking back on it well, after having just finished , they re what really stand out for me I LOVED every single character and the ending was just perfect Well, this also takes place in an Elizabethan sort of setting and the language matches soooo It was a bit much for me at times Like, if I wasn t reading this with Alyssa Amy, I probably would have easily been scared away by the language alone thee thou eek but I started to get the hang of it Sometimes I felt less scholarly Sometimes I feltscholarly Sometimes I just got lost in the story and the language wasn t as apparent BUT definitely something for new readers to be aware of A fun retelling too I m not as familiar with the orig
There was once a poor widow who lived in a lonely cottage In front of the cottage was a garden wherein stood two rose trees, one of which bore white and the other red roses.Rosamund and Blanche are the daughters of a poor widow in a small town in Elizabethan England the three of them gather herbs from the woods to make remedies for the citizens of Mortlak They are extremely careful when in the woods, for it contains the ever shifting border of faerie, a border they are wary of but cross ov There was once a poor widow who lived in a lonely cottage In front of the cottage was a garden wherein stood two rose trees, one of which bore white and the other red roses.Rosamund and Blanche are the daughters of a poor widow in a small town in Elizabethan England the three of them gather herbs from the woods to make remedies for the citizens of Mortlak They are extremely careful when in the woods, for it contains the ever shifting border of faerie, a border they are wary of but cross over occasionally while protected with herbs and small charms The Queen of faerie has two half mortal sons, one who resides mainly in faerie Hugh and the other who wanders freely the land of mortals John When the favored son of the Queen, Hugh, has his faerie essence stolen and is exiled from his home, John goes against his mothers wishes and follows his broth
This is definitely not Disney s Snow White True, there is no sex or bad language, and violence is only discussed, not really depicted, but that s really where the similarities end In Patricia C Wrede s version of the classic fairy tale, Snow White and Rose Red are the daughters of a poor widow who ekes out a living by making herbal remedies to sell to the town
I don t have that many skeletons in my closet, but the ones that are there are all wearing Renaissance Faire costumes and this book is largely to blame If I gave stars based on how much I loved a book when I was 15 this one would get 10 And it s holding up well I don t have to feel faintly embarrassed for my former self PCW did a good job with the language I appreciate itnow than I did as a teenager, especially since it s so rare that anyone even bothers to try She did her histor I don t have that many skeletons in my closet, but the ones that are there are all wearing Renaissance Faire costumes and this book is largely to blame If I gave stars based on how much I loved a book
A beautifully retold tale, if at times a little overelaborate The Elizabethan setting and especially dialect are very well done Not a book to rush through you are almost forced to reread sentences to savour nearly every word Robin is the best character everyone else is a little flat, and the Faerie characters are slightly cliched beautiful, icy, heartless, cold, unearthly, c c I liked the relationship between the two sisters, and the mother and her two daughters, very much A beautifully retold tale, if at times a little overelaborate The Elizabethan setting and especially dialect are very well done Not a book to rush through you are almost forced to reread sentences to savour nearly every word Robin is
I didn t make it past the first chapter I was so disappointed because I have loved other works by Wrede I just couldn t get past the dialogue First it was thees and thous in one paragraph and then you and yours in the next Stick to one or the other.

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 273 pages
  • Snow White and Rose Red
  • Patricia C. Wrede
  • English
  • 26 October 2017
  • 0812558251