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Twelve Days of Faery by W.R. Gingell
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really liked it
bookshelves: fantasy

This is an original take on a traditional fairy tale plot where unfortunate accidents happen to a prince's girlfriends/fiancees, and the king has offered a reward to whomever breaks the curse. I enjoyed the first person narrative of the king, who is simultaneously shrewd about ruling his kingdom and oblivious about personal relationships. There is the obligatory mystery of who or what is causing the accidents and delightful world building of the faery world. Interesting backstories are hinted at although not fleshed out.
In fact, my biggest criticism of the book is its novella length. There was so much more in the story that could have been elaborated on, but the short length of the book prevented that from happening. While this book is in no way equal to the author's Two Monarchies series, it is a pleasant, fun, and unusual story. And the author's writing is, as always, a pleasure to read.
3.5 stars.
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Started Reading
October 26, 2019 – Finished Reading
November 19, 2019 – Shelved
November 19, 2019 – Shelved as: fantasy

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