The Princess and the Hound (The Hound Saga #1)
He is a prince and heir to a kingdom threatened on all sides, possessor of the forbidden animal magic.
She is a princess from a rival kingdom, the daughter her father never wanted, isolated from all except her hound.
In this lush and beautifully written fairy-tale romance, a prince, a princess, and two kingdoms are joined in the aftermath of a war. Proud, stubborn, and...more
I'd like to debunk something in this review and say this is not a retelling of Beauty and the Beast. While I can see why they have classified it as such, but do not go in thinking this is the case because it will probably disappoint.
Alright for a quick rundown of what it’s about:
Okay, but putting that aside, stra...more
At seventeen, many years after his mother died, George travels to a neighbouring kingdom th...more
Prince George shares a deadly secret with his mother. They have the animal magic. Those with animal magic are burned to death because the people fear them. When George's mother dies because of her magic, George tries to supress his, but it almost kills him, too.
As George grows up, he tries to do everything a king-to-be should do. He agree...more
NOTE: Don't read further if you haven't read the book, because it is impossible to summarize without giving away more than the jacket description does. So, if you want to read it entirely unspoiled, don't read on!
Prince George has grown up with a loving, sweet mother, who is different from those around her: she can talk with animals. Prin...more
Even though this book is not told by, or really about a Princess or a Hound, I still really liked it, and had a hard time putting it down. So... I guess is was a goo...more
I was swept away with Prince George as he too, was trying to discover the mysteries surrounding is betrothed, Beatrice, who was from a neighboring kingdom. She was cold and blunt, but s...more
The Princess and the Hound was nothing I expected. For one, it is about a prince whose life is deeply affected by the titular characters, rather than about those characters themselves. For another, the story centers around a fantasy world full of forbidden magic and lives that are separated by centuries yet s...more
And one more thing: When Prince George first meets human-Merit and...more
Unfortunately, our taste in tea runs pretty similar, and I didn't really care for this book much, either. The title is a tad misleading, as the story isn't narrated by a princess at all, but a prince. Who hates hounds. He thinks they're stupid.
Well. I think he's stupid. No, really, I...more
I thought this story was very original. I had no idea what was going to happen. It is not a re telling of an old story. Rather a unique story that was waiting to be told.
I found the characters were easy to like. Even the "evil" people were easy to relate too. I really enjoy that in a book, especially one with an element of fantasy. I appreciate that people, even those...more
Unlike a lot of reviewers, I actually loved the beginning. I loved the prince's story from childhood to adulthood. I thought he was a very well-developed character. I enjoyed the evolution of his relationship with his father. I felt his mother's fear when trying to keep her son's secret to protect his life.
Even when Prince George went to meet Beatrice t...more
The title of this book is deceptive as the entire book is about Prince George, not the princess or her hound. In fact, we don’t even get to meet them until well over half-way through the book, and then it is only through George’s eyes. I can only assume she was trying to reel in the young male readers, but that’s not going to happen with either the title, or the story.
George is the crown prince of Kendel. In this country, anyone caught with animal magic – someone who can speak the language of an...more
We see George from his earliest years as he grows up, losing his mother, discovering his gifts and trying to fulfil his duties as heir apparent. When George turns 17, I think, he visit the princess of a rival kingdom, whom he is to marry, and thus begins...more
The first book I read by Mette Harrison was Mira Mirror and it was also about magic and I enjoyed it. But there was no romance in that book. This book had a nice, subtle romance and it was told from the prince's perspective, which I really enjoyed. You don't...more
The personalities of the princess and her hound I felt were confusing and inconsistent and I thought the prince was a little too long suffering. I thought the king and the prince were mi...more
The story seems to jump around with out really focusing on anything...it doesn't really have a set/main conflict it has what I have decided to dub undressed conflicts. (for those who don't know undressed was a tv show on mtv during the show up to four stories would be going on at once not really...more
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It made George wonder why love was suppose to be such a wonderful thing. As far as he could tell, love was just another excuse for causing pain.”