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MOBI ´ DOC The Sleeper and the Spindle 9781408859643 FREE Æ FEEDMARKFORMULATE ¾ [KINDLE] ❀ The Sleeper and the Spindle By Neil Gaiman – A thrillingly reimagined fairy tale from the truly magical combination of author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Chris RiddeIng is not uite what she seems Twisting together the familiar and the new this perfectly delicious captivating and darkly funny tale shows its creators at the peak of their talentsLavishly produced packed with glorious Chris Riddell illustrations enhanced with metallic ink this is a spectacular and magical gi Final review posted at wwwFantasyLiteraturecomNeil Gaiman took one of his twisted rather creepy fairy tale stories and turned it into a 66 page picture book with wonderfully whimsical and detailed illustrations by Chris Riddell who also did the amazing illustrations in the illustrated version of NeverwhereI went out on a limb recommending this to Kelly and the Book Boar for her fairy tale retellings project when I was only halfway done with this but I'm relieved to say I still liked it when I finally finished it last nightA ueen is reluctantly about to get married but when a sleeping sickness spreads through a neighboring kingdom and threatens hers she sets aside her plans puts on her mail shirt and sword and heads off with her dwarf friends to take care of the problem herself There’s a fascinating gradual reveal of who the ueen actually is and Gaiman deftly interweaves details about how her past experiences inform her present decisions Occasionally it seems like Gaiman is pandering just a bit to readersShe called for her fiancé and told him not to take on so and that they would still be married even if he was but a prince and she a ueen and she chucked him beneath his pretty chin and kissed him until he smiledIt feels as if he’s trying to display how much he supports female empowerment which is a great thing except when it gets in the way of the actual story And I can't say I'm all that sympathetic to the ueen's feeling that because she's getting married and ruling a kingdom for the rest of her life she has no choices and the path to her death heartbeat by heartbeat would be inevitable Seriously?But there are some really nice touches to the story the ueen's decisive action when she comes up to the Sleeping Beauty castle surrounded by deadly thorns that have killed many adventurous men had me thinking why didn't any of the guys ever think of doing that? A suitably creepy note is added when it develops that the people struck by the sleeping sickness do than just sleep And the detailed pen and ink illustrations with touches of gold really made the story I loved the skull motif which subtly changes at the endThis story may not be amazingly uniue there are a lot of dark fairy tale retellings out there but between Gaiman's fantastic use of words and imagery and Riddell's gorgeous illustrations this is a pretty easy 4 star book for me

KINDLE ¶ The Sleeper and the Spindle ß Neil Gaiman

A thrillingly reimagined fairy tale from the truly magical combination of author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Chris Riddell – weaving together a sort of Snow White and an almost Sleeping Beauty with a thread of dark magic which will hold readers spellbound from start to finish On the eve of her wedding a you 45 starsAbsolutely loved this story and the illustrations I wasn't sure what to expect going in to this and I was pleasantly surprised with it

Neil Gaiman ß The Sleeper and the Spindle EPUB

The Sleeper and the SpindleNg ueen sets out to rescue a princess from an enchantment She casts aside her fine wedding clothes takes her chain mail and her sword and follows her brave dwarf retainers into the tunnels under the mountain towards the sleeping kingdom This ueen will decide her own future – and the princess who needs rescu The Sleeper and the Spindle could have been such an enchanting lovely lesbian fairytale retelling But no Instead it’s romance free and pretty deceiving The illustrations are rather ubiuitous and of good uality but not that necessary At least it isn’t necessary to have that many of them I just want to clarify something this is not a graphic novel This being a short story and the author not having depicted everything or everyone in extreme detail we never get to know the characters all that well Actually they all feel insubstantial The story is original that’s for sure and I liked the unpredictable twist even though I was expecting something else to come out of itFor fans of Neil Gaiman’s writing style and his Snow Glass Apples short story