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Fairy Tale Book Review, By Brita Long–The Books of Jim C. Hines

“Everyone knows the tales of sleeping princesses and magical kisses, fairy godmothers and happily ever after. Each princess is rescued by her prince, and the fairy tale ends with a big white wedding.

“But as Jim C. Hines writes, ‘The tales lie.’

“In his Princesses quartet, Danielle, Talia, and Snow are better-known as Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White. But while Danielle really did marry her prince, Talia and Snow are exiles from their own royal kingdoms, working as secret spies and undercover bodyguards to the Queen, Danielle’s new mother-in-law. Aside from her courtly duties, Danielle teams up with the other princesses in service to the Queen.”

via Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine: Fairy Tale Book Review, By Brita Long–The Books of Jim C. Hines.

Bookbits posts bring you lead paragraphs and links to posts and articles about writing tips, author news and ideas, and–as in today’s installment–book reviews. These are articles I see that I want to share with those who may not yet have discovered them.

–Malcolm

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