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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!
Story of Sleeping Beauty with time travel thrown in. A very simple and easy read, suitable for young teens and below. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Cynthia Souza
Love this book. Fantasy romance without too much of either, I ended up buying another copy after losing my first instead of pirating it. That should tell you how good this book is.Published 14 days ago by N. Story
What a great merging of Sleeping Beauty and Baba Yaga! Card wrote a great fairy tale with his usual level of strategy and surprise.Published 1 month ago by Readersaurus
I love this story! I find I rarely re-read a book but this one is the exception! OSC always delivers, this one is probably his best.Published 1 month ago by A. Sandoval
I love that it is based on the folk tales. The characters were good and I love the humor throughout! I wish I could meet them in person.Published 2 months ago by el.judith
Again, Orson Scott Card didn't disappoint me with this amazing fairy tale. It was enthralling, entertaining, and filled with surprises. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I absolutely loved the book. It's full of magic, adventure, humor, and love, and makes one believe in happily ever after. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kathy C.
This book was nothing like I expected- it was better. Orson Scott Card does a spectacular job of weaving myths, fairy tales, history, sci-fi and Russian-American relations into a... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amy Knickerbocker