Mirror Mirror: A Novel
“A tremendous achievement.”
“Entertaining…profound….A novel for adults that reveals our buried fascination with the primal fears and truths fairy stories contain.”
—Christian technological know-how Monitor
Gregory Maguire, the acclaimed writer who re-imagined a darker, extra risky Land of ounces in his New York Times bestselling sequence The depraved Years, deals an excellent reinvention of the undying Snow White fairy story: Mirror Mirror. surroundings his tale amid the cultural, political and inventive whirlwind of Renaissance Italy—and casting the infamous Lucrezia Borgia because the Evil Queen—Maguire and Mirror Mirror will enthrall a big selection of e-book enthusiasts starting from grownup enthusiasts of Harry Potter to readers of the subtle tales of Angela Carter.
acknowledged Cesare via a mouthful of goose breast. He spoke with out inflammation, certainly with a few recognize. “Charles had the higher hand,” stated Lucrezia soothingly. “That day besides. He left Rome with Cesare as a hostage and with Prince Dschem. The Prince could serve to guard Charles—what Ottoman military might assault Charles if he had the Sultan’s personal brother in custody?” “You acknowledged the Sultan didn’t deal with his brother.” “Dschem used to be worthy extra alive than lifeless; he helped neutralize the warmongers. It.
idea Vicente, is that Cesare Borgia got here the following, to wish and to devise his campaigns, and that Prince Dschem followed him. i feel that the Prince spotted Cesare’s curiosity within the tale photograph right here. i feel he used this tale to his personal virtue on the very finish of his existence, to aim to safe his personal rescue. He invented a myth to attract Cesare’s superstitious nature, and now I’m chained to it. yet then what of these 3 silver eyes of God in Lucrezia Borgia’s sluggish? Very particular.
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