Once Upon a Winter's Night

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Penguin, Jul 1, 2002 - Fiction - 432 pages
6 Reviews
The bestselling author of the Mithgar novels presents a new version of a fable that fires the imagination and touches the heart...

Once upon a winter's night, a poor crofter trades his daughter Camille to wed Prince Alain of the Summerwood in exchange for a lifetime of riches. Though love blossoms between Camille and the prince, he is haunted by sadness and will not allow her to see his unmasked face. Believing she can lift whatever curse has been bestowed upon him, Camille acts on her own—with devastating results, as all she loves is swept away.

Now, to regain what she has lost, she must embark on a desperate quest through the hinterlands of Faery, seeking a mysterious place lycing somewhere east of the sun and west of the moon...
 

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User Review  - krisiti - LibraryThing

Charming, lovely fairy-tale. A retelling of East of the Sun, West of the Moon, with flavour of [b:Beauty and the Beast, but even more of Cupid and Psyche. Not deep or memorable, but very nice indeed ... Read full review

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User Review  - leld - LibraryThing

Eh. It's a short, easy read. Cute, fun story. I felt that McKiernan pushed his views a little too much though. The story flow is interrupted and it's a bit preachy. Read full review

Contents

Title Page Copyright Page Dedication Acknowledgements Foreword
Knock
Offer
Decision
Springwood
Winterwood
Deliverance
Autumnwood
Grass
Giant
Staff
Everted
Bower
Images
City
Bard

Summerwood
Mansion
Masque
Alain
Idyll
Siblings
Journey
Homecoming
Candle
Desolation
Mere
Firedrake
Future
Present
Past
Winds
Commission
Asea
Citadel
Challenge
Pledge
Copyright

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