Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Wishlist Wednesday (1)
Wishlist Wednesday is a meme hosted by Pen to Paper.
The Swan Kingdom by Zoë Marriott has been on my wishlist... since just before it came out. The reason (only reason really) I want this book, is because The Six Swans was one of my favorite fairy tales growing up. I've never seen a retelling of this fairy tale (it's rather underrated isn't it? Or maybe there are others and I just haven't seen them), so I was really excited to find this.
Description (from Goodreads): A new voice in fantasy weaves a rich, entrancing tale of a girl with powerful healing gifts —- and the courage to use them to save her ailing kingdom.
Shadows fall across the beautiful, lush kingdom after the queen is attacked by an unnatural beast, and the healing skills of her daughter, Alexandra, cannot save her. Too soon the widowed king is spellbound by a frightening stranger, a woman whose eyes reflect no light. In a terrifying moment, all Alexandra knows disappears, including her beloved brothers, leaving her banished to a barren land. But Alexandra has more gifts than she realizes as she confronts magic, murder, and the strongest of evil forces, and is unflinchingly brave as she struggles to reclaim what is rightfully hers. Fantasy lovers will be held in thrall by this tale full of visual detail, peppered with a formidable destructive force and sweetened with familial and romantic love.