The Castle Behind Thorns - eBook  -     By: Merrie Haskell
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Katherine Tegen Books / 2014 / ePub

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Sand is a blacksmith apprentice who wakes up, alone, in a ruined castle, with no memory of how he got there or why. . . but the thorny brimbles that grow on the walls of the castle prevent him from leaving. Doing what he knows, he lights up the castle's forge to mend what he needs. But these things are working even better than they did before. . . is there magic involved?

Sand finds the castle's lost heir, and the two work together to uncover the secrets behind the castle's mysteries.

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 9780062311863
ISBN-13: 9780062311863
Ages: 9-13

Publisher's Description

This magical adventure set in an enchanted castle surrounded by thorns tells a tale of the power of memory and story, forgiveness and strength, and the true gifts of craft and imagination. By the acclaimed author of The Princess Curse and Handbook for Dragon Slayers, this original fantasy is perfect for fans of Gail Carson Levine, Karen Cushman, and Shannon Hale.

When blacksmith apprentice Sand wakes up in a ruined castle, he has no idea how he got there, but the thorny brambles that surround the walls prevent him from leaving. As he begins to fix up the castle in order to survive, everything he touches somehow works better than it should. Then, as he continues to explore, Sand discovers the castle’s secrets, including its long lost heir, Perrotte. Together they must fully repair the broken castle if they ever want to leave.

Author Bio

Merrie Haskell was born in Michigan and grew up in North Carolina. She wrote her first story at the age of seven, and she walked dogs after school in order to buy her first typewriter.

Merrie returned north to attend the Residential College of the University of Michigan, where she earned a BA in biological anthropology. Her fiction has appeared in Nature, Asimov's Science Fiction, Strange Horizons, and Unplugged: The Web's Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy: 2008 Download. She now lives in Saline, Michigan, with her husband and stepdaughter. Merrie works in a library with over seven million books, and she finds this to be just about the right number. She is also the author of The Princess Curse and Handbook for Dragon Slayers.

Editorial Reviews

“Haskell effortlessly weaves together internal and external forces, leading to a tense climax. Subtle parallels to ‘Sleeping Beauty’ are omnipresent, but Sand and Perrotte’s work of restoring the castle, avenging old wrongs, and forgiving once-bitter enemies takes its own, novel course.”
“Exploring a range of weighty subjects, from the horror of war to the difficulty of forgiveness, Haskell makes every subplot and character count, reinforcing the story’s elaborate metaphorical and thematic structure.”
“The developing relationship between the two main characters is portrayed realistically; it’s often as prickly as the thorns that surround them. Fans of Gail Carson Levine’s and Shannon Hale’s fairy tale adaptations will enjoy the adventure and mystery here.”
The Castle Behind Thorns is a graceful and enchanting fantasy that celebrates the healing magic of kindness, friendship, and love. I was utterly charmed.
“A warm and lovely story about friendship, magic, the long shadow of the past, and blacksmithing.”
Utterly magical . . . a fairy tale about healing a broken castle, a broken soul, a broken country, and a broken heart.
Sand and his passion will resonate with readers of all ages—I adored him just as much as my young patrons will.
A subtle and engaging parable of healing, The Castle Behind Thorns offers its readers a window into the human metaphor which lies at the roots of fantasy and magic.
I loved everything about this book! From the characters to the themes, it all worked together to form a really fun and interesting story. I think it would make an excellent book club book, it just lends itself to detailed discussion.

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