Saturday, June 12, 2010

Book Review: Princess Rose

Author: Mary Aris
Title: Princess Rose
Publish Date: 2009
Rating: 5 Stars
Book Blurb: ~ Princess Rose is a story about a pair of aged Monarchs of Carlisle who were getting on in years and there was still no heir to the throne. The Queen was distraught and troubled that she was nearing her middle age years without experiencing the joys of motherhood. In her distress she poured her soul into the night by the 'Gilded Pond' only to find that she wasn't alone, for in her distress, she was comforted by seven blithe sisters that called themselves the 'Moonbeam Fairies'. In a month a beautiful Princess was born to the aged Monarchs who were the delight of all. It looked like everything was Happily Ever After until the king's chief Magician concocted a plot to kidnap the Princess and become King of Carlisle himself.

Review: Princess Rose is the type of story you don't see much of these days, a fairy tale. It was a short, fun, colorful read and it had everything a fairy tale should have, Kings, Queens, a beautiful Princess, a handsome Prince and a despicable villain.

Like all good fairy tales, Princess Rose was conceived with a little magical help from he Moonbeam Fairies, who, upon hearing Queen Anne crying at the Gilded Pond, interceded and granted her wish for a child.

The Evil Magician, Astroscuiousnov, is quite the villain too. He kidnaps her and when some of his help tries to free her, he causes one great injury and the other death, and to make matters worse, he turns rose into a rose and imprisons her in a class dome which he places at the top of a light house tower. If that isn't evil, I don't know what is!

Not to worry there's a happy ending in store, or it wouldn't be a fairy tale. The prince of Aragon here's her singing and comes to her aid slaying dragons, and ogres and other unpleasant things and just when you think all hope is lost you get the happily ever after.

But that's not it, because this tale is being told by a nanny to a little boy who just might be Princess Rose's young son.

I loved the twist at the end, though it is sad. This was a sweet story that can be read and enjoyed by young and old and revisited when the mood suits you.


Miel Abeille said...

Visiting from the blog hop.

I *love* that you read a Lulu published book! Sweet to promote Lulu. :)

Have a great day!

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