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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Princess and the Bear

The Princess and the Bear by Mette Ivie Harrison 4 of 5 stars.

He was once a king turned into a bear as punishment for his cruel and selfish deeds.

She was once a hound turned into a princess, now living in the form of a hound again.

Wary companions, they are sent--in human form--back to a time when magic went terribly astray. Together they must right the wrongs caused by this devastating power-- if only they can find a way to trust each other.

But even as each becomes aware of an ever-growing attraction, the stakes are rising and they must find a way to eliminate this evil force-- or risk losing each other forever.

The Princess and the Bear, though beautifully written has a painfully slow ending. This is something I usually cannot stand in a book but after reading the second half and the ending it is absolutely worth it. The beginning sets up the rest (the best part) of the book perfectly. It is written in a classic, melodic fairy tale style that is fits it nicely. It is supposed to be the sequel to The Princess and the Hound, but if you have not read the first do not let that deter you from reading the second. It is perfectly capable of standing on its own.

For fans of: The Princess and the Bear, Mette Ivie Harrison, Fables, Fairy tales


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