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Author: Orson Scott Card
The moment young Ivan stumbled upon a clearing in the dense Carpathian forest, his life was forever changed. Atop a pedestal encircled by fallen leaves, the beautiful princess Katerina lay as still as death--while a malevolent presence stirred in the hidden depths below. — Now, years later, Ivan is compelled to return. He finds the clearing just ...  more »
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PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780345416889
ISBN-10: 0345416880
Publication Date: 2/29/2000
Pages: 432
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 216 ratings
Publisher: Del Rey
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Cattriona avatar reviewed Enchantment on + 200 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 11
A unique twist on a common fairy tale, with a variety of unexpected plot elements. Set amongst the folk tales of Russia, this story features a strong heroine with an equally strong, if not knightly, hero. I thought this would be a very predictable tale, but was wrong -- it kept me engaged from start to finish. Highly recommended.
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Helpful Score: 6
Excellent example of modern fantasy in the type of De Lindt, Bull, and other authors of that type. A Ukrainian scholar wakes Sleeping Beauty. Being a Russian tale, love doesn't necessarily all run smoothly, but the characters are exploring the same relationship questions that Card explored in Children of the Mind, ie. how do strong men and women form relationship with one another? Beautiful characterization and interesting story lines.
goddessani avatar reviewed Enchantment on + 268 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
This is a very enjoyable retelling of Sleeping Beauty with several twists thrown in. I found the storyline fun, entertaining and consistent. As an adult I appreciated the sexual tension between the main characters and of course a satisfying consummation of their relationship.
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Helpful Score: 4
The book is enchanting. I love the author, Orson Scott Card, and have read at least 10 of his books.

This is a re-writing of the fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty, wherein the main character goes back in time and becomes part of the story in an ancient land which becomes Ukraine.

There's culture, religion, magic, witchcraft, myth and legend mixed up in a beautifully written joyous book to read.

I recommend it highly.
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Helpful Score: 3
I loved this book. It was such a good fairytale sort of story for adults!
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An excellent read that I really enjoyed. It was packed with adventure.
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Wow! I was really captured by this book. It was a very well done story that kept my interest until the very end. I am never disappointed with Card's work, and this is no exception.
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This is an ambitious book, including the culture, languages, and history of many lands. The female characters were as cunning and well-developed as the male. In fact, there seems to be a role-reversal of traditional, stereotypical roles.
The roles and influence of various religions (Jewish/ Christian) played in the book was very interesting. This book is way above the usual Fantasy genre in its complexity and execution.
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A really fun read about true love & the origin of fables that is set against Russian mythology while maintaining a foothold in the modern world.

Not a hard read but still quite a good book and one that I will be reading again.
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This is an interesting twist on the modern fairytale...what happens after the prince rescues the princess. Some of the plot towards the end went way over the top, but it was still very good. Not what I was expecting.
sharrona avatar reviewed Enchantment on + 207 more book reviews
An outstanding non-series book from a prolific author, this retells an old folk tale in a captivating way.