You may think you know this story…

You may think you know this story…

Some books are works of art and “The Sleeper and the Spindle” is definitely on of them. You may remember I mentioned it in this post and of course I bought it and read it as fast as I could. It’s a wonderful reinterpretation of two of the most well-known fairytales: Sleeping Beauty and Snow White, with a dark twist, so very Gaiman-esque. Plus, you’ll love the characters, especially of you’re a fan of badass female leads. Yes, there’s no need for Prince Charming in this tale. I’m not going to tell you more about the story, but I am going to praise Chris Riddell’s breathtaking illustrations, that perfectly accompany the narrative. Gorgeous black and white drawings , with golden details of thorned vines, flowers and skulls. And don’t even start me on character illustrations… you’ll just need to see them. I can honestly say it’s the most beautiful book I own and it goes without saying that I highly recommend it.

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You may think you know this story. There’s a young queen, about to be married. There are some good, brave, hardy dwarfs; a castle shrouded in thorns;and a princess, cursed by a witch, so rumour has it,  to sleep forever.

But no one is waiting for a noble prince to appear on his trusty steed here. This fairytale is spun with a thread of dark magic, which twists and turns and glints and shines. A queen might just prove herself as a hero, if a princess needs rescuing.  – Neil Gaiman, “The Sleeper and the Spindle”

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