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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.
Really a 3.5 for me. This book was great fun and a unique twist on a classic fairytale. I have two main criticisms. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Elaine
One of my all time favorite books. I read this again every few years, and give it to my friends. I don't enjoy all of Card's writting but this one is special to me.Published 2 months ago by dot bar dot
I love this book so much I bought this copy for my son and he loved it too.Published 2 months ago by Cecilia M. McBurney
I've read this multiple times and I love it every time. It's so different than the usual fairy tales I read but great in it's difference. Read morePublished 2 months ago by christinemarie13
I loved this revisionist Sleeping Beauty adaptation. What a great adventure as she comes back to modern day America. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Leslie Ann D