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A retelling of the Prince Lindwurm fairy tale, Brother Prince Snake is a story of love, sibling rivalry, and how a monster became King.
ebook, 32 pages
Published July 11th 2012 by Doherty, Tom Associates, LLC
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Amy (Other Amy)
The witch was right about my voice. While no one could stand the sight of me or the sound of my voice when I spoke, even I was calm when I sang. And if I closed my eyes, when I sang, I felt like a man.

A retelling of the fairy tale about the Lindwurm prince. Honestly, no one wants to read about a monster who is a wuss, do they?
Lisa
Aug 05, 2012 Lisa rated it really liked it
(originally reviewed on Starmetal Oak Reviews)

Brother. Prince. Snake. is a tale of a 3rd brother and prince named Wen. He was born into a dragon or snake-like form with scaly skin and tiny wings. The only normal spot on him is the patch of human skin on his head where his mother kissed him before she died. She had made a deal with a witch that she would bear a boy that would become king and one that would be a monster.

As with other short stories, there wouldn’t be any fun if I spoiled the story
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Mel (Daily Prophecy)
Oct 19, 2015 Mel (Daily Prophecy) rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2012, novella
I read this story on:
http://www.tor.com/stories/2012/07/br...

I wasn't familiar with the fairytale (this is a retelling of the Prince Lindwurm tale), but I really liked it.

This story is about Wren whose mother died after giving birth to him. He believes he poisoned her with his scales. He has two brothers and he doesn't matter in his fathers eyes.

“It’s not that you are not a son to me,” the king explained. “It’s that you are not a human. You are a lindwurm. A snake. And though we know you, we do
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Maggie Gordon
Apr 18, 2016 Maggie Gordon rated it liked it
A delightful fairy tale that treads the worn ground of monster VS man, but does it well even if the story itself isn't that innovative. Tropes are quite comforting to read if written well, and Brother, Prince, Snake feels like something you might have heard as a kid, just with better wordcraft!
Kate
Dec 09, 2012 Kate rated it really liked it
A beautiful retelling that puts us, the readers, inside the mind of Prince Wen (the lindworm). We see him in a new light, and can therefore judge who is more the monster in this story.
Beth
Aug 31, 2012 Beth rated it really liked it
Shelves: shorts
A short fairytale about the (hidden) nature of people.
http://www.tor.com/stories/2012/07/br...
Chris
Aug 16, 2012 Chris rated it really liked it
Shelves: tor-com
title refers to one man who was shunned by so many and only to rise once more to claim his rightful place.
the golden witch.
Meh. Not impressed.
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