The Golden Princess and the Moon
A classic retelling of Sleeping Beauty steeped in legend and magic
The beautiful but spoiled Princess Rosamund (Rosa for short) has squandered the seven faerie gifts given her on her christening day. She must reclaim these gifts in order to face a terrible curse cast long before her birth.
"Anna Maria Mendell's debut novel is a masterly re-telling of the Sleeping Beauty story. At a time when shallow agendas dominate the revival of the fairytale genre, she sets a fresh narrative standard: one drawing equally from modern depth psychology and traditional symbolism. The author conjures a rich, imaginative landscape peopled with believable characters, as she works toward the final eucatastrophe. A 'joyous turn' not easily achieved: and this is perhaps the chief lesson of Mendell's gripping excursion into the realm of faerie."--LÉONIE CALDECOTT, co-editor of Second Spring and director of the Centre for Faith & Culture
"With passages of striking beauty, this splendid re-telling of the fairy tale 'Sleeping Beauty' touches evocatively on timeless human themes and achieves a poignant depth reminiscent of the work of George MacDonald."--MARK SEBANC, co-author of the "Legacy of the Stone Harp" series
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Cover Illustration by Gwyneth Thompson-Briggs