Saturday, November 28, 2015

Golden Braid 

by Melanie Dickerson

Rapunzel is a multi-talented girl, she can throw a knife, paint beautiful paintings and sing like a bird with a voice that can put a animal to sleep. But there is two things she longs for to learn how to read and to marry. Her mother rules the household and choses when and where they live and work. When a young man proposes to Rapunzel, her mother packs up everything and shuffles them both off on a long journey to a new place. 

That journey brings danger and adventure into Rapunzels life, on the road to the kingdom of Hagenheim they meet up with a knight. Sir Gerek. Sir Gerek and /Rapunzel's lives seem to be intertwined, after saving their lives Rapunzel in turn saves Sir Gereks life with well placed thrown knife. As a thank you to Rapuzel, Sir Gerek agrees to repay his debt to her by teaching her to read. 

As Rapunzel adjusts to the changes of living in a big city, she uncovers a mystery that will change her life. This retelling of the story of Rapunzel is a delightful one, adding intrigue and mystery to the story give it more  of a fairytale feel.

Melanie Dickerson has done it again and brought us another intriguing fairytale brought to life. Ican't wait to see wait she bring in her next book.

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