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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic re-telling of Grimm, 22 Aug 2007
This review is from: Daughter of the Forest: Book 1 of the Sevenwaters Trilogy (Paperback)
A fantastic tale based on a Germanic tale by Brothers Grimm called "The Six Swans". It's a fabulous tale of loss, betrayal and love winning out in the end. Very well written with vivid characters you really start to care about (especially Sorcha the main female who is the seventh child of a seventh son).

The back and tagline say it is "a sweeping Celtic romance" which I am not sure I agree with. The romance aspect doesn't come into the book until near the end, it's much more rooted in mythology and folk tales including the fae and magic along the way. A good comparison would be The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley which tells the Arthurian myths from the female characters eyes.

At the end there are a lot of loose ends which will make the other two books in the series interesting to follow. I can't wait to read more of her writing.
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Initial post: 19 Nov 2011 23:30:35 GMT
Rose says:
The Wild Swans fairy tale is by Hans Christian Anderson. It's not one collected by the Brothers Grimm.
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