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Although his fears turn out to be warranted, as he and his cursed princess contend with the diabolical witch Baba Yaga--easily Russia's best pre-Khrushchev villain--to save the princess's kingdom, Enchantment is ultimately a sweet story. Mixing magic and modernity, the acclaimed Orson Scott Card (Ender's Game) has woven threads of history, religion, and myth together into a convincing, time-hopping tale that is part love story, part adventure. Enchantment's heroes, "Prince" Ivan and Princess Katerina, must deal with cross-cultural mores, ancient gods, treacherous kinsmen (and fianceés), and ultimately Baba Yaga herself.
Card has a knack for coming across like your nerdy dad at times, when he runs on too long or makes some particularly wince-inducing observation or reference ("Daaad, Bruce Cockburn is not cool!"). But, as you might expect of a good dad, as uncool as he might be, Card still manages to tell a good bedtime story. --Paul Hughes --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I recommend this to anyone who loves a good fairy tale, romance, or adventure.
This is a fun book to read, and he makes you THINK- he brings up many questions that most of us are too afraid to ask.
The characters are well developed, the story is captivating, the writing is (as is always true with OSC) superb!
Probably the best novel written by Orson Scott Card. I have read this 4-5 times and it excites me every time.Published 20 days ago by Timothy Nickerson
I mostly like OSC's work. While not always agreeing with his philosophical message, I see traces of my all time favorite, Robert Heinlein in his works, and that is enough to keep... Read morePublished 29 days ago by Tim G
One of the more fun books written by Card. A good read for YA and fairy tale loving adults.Published 1 month ago by Brittany Alexander
One is a high rating for this book. We listened to it for 5 hours on the way to Portland and decided it was the worst book ever. Lots of junk in it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Gayle
slow start with more negativism that I appreciate, but story become more understandable and thought provoking as it went along.Published 1 month ago by Judith Hornberger
One of my favorite Orson Scott Card books! Really a great read and a wonderful new style fairy tale. Recommend to anyone.Published 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
I am giving this four stars because it's smart writing. I have learned about myself that fantasy fiction is not my cup of tea. But the character development, I thoroughly enjoyed. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amanda Boswell
Story of Sleeping Beauty with time travel thrown in. A very simple and easy read, suitable for young teens and below. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Cynthia Souza