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Once Upon a Winter's Night (2002)

by Dennis L. McKiernan

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Horrible. Utterly, completely, and almost unfathomably horrible. Takes the award for the worst fairy tale retelling ever! ( )
  FutureMrsJoshGroban | May 10, 2011 |
I picked this book up because of the cover illustration. East of the Sun and West of the Moon is one of my favorite folktales of all time. This book definitely did not disappoint! Because of that, I've devoured the whole series! ( )
  rainstar76 | Apr 9, 2010 |
Charming, lovely fairy-tale. A retelling of East of the Sun, West of the Moon, with flavour of [b:Beauty and the Beast, but even more of Cupid and Psyche. Not deep or memorable, but very nice indeed, lots of pretty little touches.The one jarring note was his attempt at using an archaic style. He tried a bit too hard, I think, without having a real feel for how the language should flow. Dropping 'did' into sentences at random doesn't really cover it. ( )
  krisiti | Jul 1, 2009 |
This story is from a old fairy tale and well done. ( )
  Ipsofacto | Jul 31, 2008 |
Eh. It's a short, easy read. Cute, fun story. I felt that McKiernan pushed his views a little too much though. The story flow is interrupted and it's a bit preachy. ( )
  leld | Aug 11, 2006 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0451458540, Mass Market Paperback)

From the bestselling author of the Mithgar novels comes a new version of a classic French fairy tale. A young woman marries a mysterious Prince, only to have magic steal him away-and, once upon a winter's night, her quest begins.

"McKiernan brews magic with an insightful blend of laughter, tears, and high courage." (Janny Wurts)

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