REVIEW: In this dark fairytale retelling of Sleeping Beauty inspired by the life of Marie Antoinette we get a wonderful world of betrayal, love, sacrificies and power hungry faery.
The story starts by introducing us to Marie Rose at the young age of fifteen while she listens to her nurse recount the story of her birth and what came after. The curse put on her by the evil witch has always lurked in the shadows and because of this the queen & king decided to remove all the spindles from their land, regardless if the dicision would economically ruin the kingdom. As the curse goes, at the age of sixteen year old, Rose will prick her finger on a spindle and fall into a sleep for a hundred years.
Rose continues to live her life and wondering if she would ever find her prince, her friends each are slowly getting married and soon she may be the only one left. But it is then when the queen receives a letter from the king of Ellurine asking for Marie Rose’s hand who if accepts the proposal will marry Crown Prince Augustus in five years time, when Rose is older & mature enough to assume the role of The Queen who Bowed.
The plot is very interesting and while it deviates fully from the original story the author manages to maintain the charm and uniqueness of The Sleeping Beauty. I thoroughly enjoyed it, the way in which the author wrote it gives the needed details to spark curiosity and put the imagination at work. I enjoyed the characters and their role in the story, I also liked how the author added a sense of dark sensuality around some of these characters, specially price Augustus.
Rose & Augustus are interesting characters on their own but together they add an intriguing sense of sensuality, passion & sexuality that kept me glued to the pages. The way in which the author setup these two characters is fantastic, she gave Rose a natural sensutality without pushing the limits and Augustus exudes sensuality without even trying.
Prisoner of Silk is a sexy and sensual story that pushes the limits while also exploring these characters’ sense of betryal, sexual awakening, submittion and envy. If you are interested in a different twist to Marie Antoinette and The Sleeping Beauty then I suggest you grab a copy of The Prisoner of Silk. You will enjoy it.
Do I recommend this book? YES
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