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December 10th 2015
Rafe Martin, a writer of fantasy, and storytelling novels, wrote Birdwing. Read more
Okay, so, this book was one of my favorites. The reason I couldn't give it five stars or even four, is because there were some serious editing kinks that needed to be worked out. Read morePublished on August 29, 2012 by Harpingonforever
A modern-day interpretation of the Brothers' Grimm "Six Swans" finds the one-winged protagonist Ardwin confused and often seething as he is torn between two worlds, human and bird. Read morePublished on July 29, 2010 by Mike Graczyk
A red flag went up when I read the first sentence of Rafe Martin's fairy tale retelling, which went, "Rain pelted heavily against the narrow, glazed window. Read morePublished on November 8, 2009 by Jennifer Mo
I am a huge fan of fairytale stories, and this novel does an excellent job of finishing the story of the Seven Swans, focusing on the boy who is left with one swan wing and one... Read morePublished on May 20, 2009 by Brianna Kempe
A tender, fast moving fairy tale with just the right doses of coming-of-age angst, magic, betrayal, romance and triumph. I loved it! Read morePublished on December 13, 2008 by R. Coleman
I love retellings of classic tales; I thought Birdwing had an extremely interesting premise. However, I found the construction of the plot to be rather shoddy. Read morePublished on June 23, 2008 by Alejandro