One of her most charming friends is her familiar, a hedgehog — the source of most humor in this tale. A big part of what makes this so dark is our villain Lord Crevan who we dont find out a whole lot about him and what we do find out is through the smidgeon of information that Rhea leanrs. The ending felt rushed though, and it didn't deepen the personality of any of the main characters enough. I have heard This review can also be found at Carole's Random LifeI ended up enjoying this book a lot. He has no plans to let her return home before the wedding. In an effort to win her trust, he befriends this strange young woman and begins to see in her qualities that most 'sane people' sorely lack. Or, in some cases, linking together verses and concepts that have been repeatedly overlooked.
But, I did enjoy the tale very much of Rhea and the wives she is forced to live with. After reading the description, I decided to go ahead and give this one a try and ended up being completely captivated by the story. Bottom line, it was a good story, but if I had to chose between this one and T. It's a short book at 226 pages, so readers who love detailed character studies and world building may not find much here. I think the author should have taken some more time to describe her characters better and to make me care for them, at least a little bit more.
Lord Crevan actually tells Rhea that he is a sorcerer, but she is still unable to see any viable way out of their engagement. She learns that she is not the first woman to be selected by Crevan - indeed, she is to be his seventh bride. And, just to reiterate: hedgehog! This book will plant your feet on a solid foundation. I actually bought this initially, but the Netgalley page said something about it being an updated version, so I went for it. The ending felt rushed though, and it didn't deepen the personality of any of the main characters enough. I struggled a little bit in the beginning. A big part of what makes this so dark is our villain Lord Crevan who we dont find out a whole lot about him and what we do find out is through the smidgeon of information that Rhea leanrs.
She questions everything going on as much as she can and her internal dialog really added to the story. When she arrives at Lord Crevans home she learns that he is not at home but more importantly that he has more than one wife. Otherwise it's going to be like expecting cherry pie and taking a bite of onion instead. I received an advance reader edition of this book from Amazon Publishing - 47 North via NetGalley for the purpose of providing an honest review. Ao longo da sua estadia na casa daquele feiticeiro, ela descobre terríveis segredos ao mesmo tempo que tenta encontrar uma maneira de escapar do seu destino. Of course, he has other things on his mind. Lord Crevan, though somewhat enigmatic, is known to be a friend of her town's leader, and things could go very poorly indeed for both her and her family if she doesn't acquiesce.
I got this from Netgalley as a read now. This is the name she uses when writing things for grown-ups. The ending felt rushed though, and it didn't deepen the personality of any of the main characters enough. I really liked where this story went. Nevertheless, this is the book for you. Peasants pretty much can't tell a noble no so she knows she is pretty much stuck with the guy. Soon, however, Agent Hamed Nasr and his new partner, Agent Onsi Youssef, are exposed to a new side of Cairo stirring with suffragettes, secret societies, and sentient automatons in a race against time to protect the city from an encroaching danger that crosses the line between the magical and the mundane.
When she arrives at Lord Crevans home she learns that he is not at home but more importantly that he has more than one wife. I really had no idea where this book would take me at any given time but I was always entertained during the journey. Luckily, he could turn to Risa for shelter in the storm. There are impossible tasks, the threat of marriage, unexpected helpers, dead things, and. The problem with crying in the woods, by the side of a white road that leads somewhere terrible, is that the reason for crying isn't inside your head. He asks her to come to his home in the forest ,oh and if she could come at night that would be great. It was a little more frightening than I expected, but it was more sad horror than really gruesome, and Rhea's pragmatic outlook made up for the scariness.
Ry had been blindsided by the news of his long-lost family—the six brothers, along with sundry sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews were overwhelming to this solitary wanderer. The premise is strong, the writing done well, the characters haunting and suitable for the story type — but there feels like there is a lack of intensity when it comes to the parts that are supposed to be suspenseful or dramatic. A beautiful woman 15 yr old girl in this case forced into marriage gets to see the horrors that await her when she explores his home, meets surviving wives and discovers some of them are dead. She always picks some great books so when I see her like one I pay attention. This is the first book by T. A hedgehog hopping irritably on its hind legs is a tragic sight.
The Seventh Bride felt a little like Terry Pratchett in that Rhea is a terribly pragmatic heroine, there's many funny moments, and it's an unexpectedly horrific and human little book. Upon arrival, she discovers that not only was her betrothed married six times before, but his previous wives are all imprisoned in his enchanted castle. We like to keep things fresh. I received this as a 'Read Now' through NetGalley. In addition, Telling Tales considers educational works Campe and Salzmann , moral and religious tales Carove, Schmid and Barth , historical tales, adventure stories and picture books including Wilhelm Busch's Max and Moritz together with an analysis of what British children learnt through textbooks about Germany as a country and its variegated history, particularly in times of war. This was definitely that kind of story. They are now the Golem Wife and the Clock Wife.
The focus of the tale, it is on the story, and as such, I was left feeling as if any character could represent the roles that needed to be played. Note: Kingfisher is a pen name for Ursula Vernon, the Nebula award-winning author of who I'm a fangirl of. But this… this was nothing like those daydreams. Finally a 15 year old that's not silly, whiney, dumb and that doesn't drool over the bad guy. Now I believe I must wait for her to write more, if she is so moved.