From start to finish, this is a magnificent book. I can't believe I never knew this book existed, not until I saw people talking about. Nunc hendrerit tortor vitae est placerat ut varius erat posuere. It is a great standalone, but I'm considering reading the sequel West, even though I don't really think it was necessary. Now the reason why I gave this book a four and a half star rating instead of a five star rating is because the story tends to drag on too long in certain scenes such as during the scenes where Rose is exploring the cave of the white bear and she is describing every single item she comes across. There is a reason I still see this book in bookstores: it has the rare lasting power that only the most accomplished of fantasy reads possess.
The only thing I have continuously worked on for a year is reading Harry Potter in German still only 114 pages in. It seems like the women are more tools they are, basically, the helper figures of the fairy tale. In discovering his identity, she loses her heart— and finds her purpose—and realizes her journey has only just begun. It's a unique telling of Beauty and the Beast set in the cold and icy country of Norway, a country with a strong tradition of troll stories. I have never heard of this fairytale, even though it sounded familiar. She gets taken by the polar bear king to be his bride aaaaand things get pretty creative and a bit weird.
Хотілося б вірити, що ні, а просто авторки думали в одному напрямку. And that is what Pattou delivers. She is married to Charles Emery, a professor of psychology at The Ohio State University. East is a retelli Rose has always been different. So I'm conflicted about this book.
Тому власних дітей вона народжує, так би мовити, з компасом в руках. When she gets to the Troll kingdom, Rose describes the other humans there with the troll word for human, soft skin. I have seriously been missing out because Rose is kind of the perfect heroine: fierce and Full of enchantment and wonder, this East of the Sun, West of the Moon retelling was exactly the kind of fantasy story I've been missing in my life lately. But just as she stops pursuing the murderers, they turn up again, leading Brie to her birthright — a fire arrow. Their quest leads them from one seemingly insurmountable danger to another, and ultimately to the lair of a giant white wurme whose slime is acid to the touch — a wurme that Collun must somehow kill if he is to rescue his sister and save his world. I get that, I get it's a trope.
Of course, there are a variety of other differences, but the jist of the tale is the same - a girl must find it in her to remain with and love a creature who is more animal than man. It's true that Rose isn't the only female voice of the novel. And how they will flourish if tended lovingly. The author chose to use multiple viewpoints, which felt more like a gimmick and less like the best way to tell the story especially since I was only really interested in the stories from two of the five narrators. Мені особливо сподобалися короткі розділи, написані від імені Білого Ведмедя чи, якщо хочете, чоловіка в ведмедячій шкурі. Now Rose has found her happily-ever-after with Charles—until a sudden storm destroys his ship and he is presumed dead.
She sets herself apart from them. Edith Pattou Born Evanston, Illinois Occupation writer Nationality American Notable works Website Edith Pattou is an American writer of fiction, including the novel , an for 2004. . Angry at her parents and determined to claim her own destiny, when a talking white bear comes to her family and asks Rose to accompany him to his home, she readily agrees. Мама відмовляється визнати очевидне, і вдає, що донька народилася, як і було заплановано — на схід.
And this time, the fate of the entire world is at stake. Rose is the youngest daughter of a large family whose farm is failing because a there are so many children 7 , and b her father never set out to be a farmer. The book is chaste and simple, which makes me think its more suited to a middle-school audience nowadays. The romance that brews in East is extraordinarily subtle, only hinting at the depth of affection that lies between Rose and the Bear, but the focus on trust that the novel took was far more important as a foundation for their future, fitting perfectly into this tale. Now Rose has found her happily-ever-after with Charles—until a sudden storm destroys his ship and he is presumed dead.
Like, ok, I get how her mother is battshizz crazy about superstitions and birth direction. Edith Pattou tells this story with lots of believable details. They have one child, a daughter. Additionally, Rose's book knowledge and small language knowledge comes from her mother. Although it is almost 500 pages, it is a quick read. There are some differences in the two retellings.
As the last child in a household of seven, not to mention a replacement child for the East daughter who died, Rose and her mother share a strained relationship. Знову ж таки в Едіт Пату основна мотивація благородніша, бо ведмідь обіцяє вилікувати важкохвору сестру Роуз, а не лише зваблює багатством, як у Джесіки Дей Джордж. This one is a historical fantasy where Ice was set in modern day. The wax falls, the man awakens, the Troll Queen appears to take him away. It was an altogether pleasant change of pace. I love a humanized villain! I liked having multiple perspectives.