Scarlet in the Snow

Scarlet in the Snow

by Sophie Masson
     
 

Masson delves into the depths of two ancient Russian fairy tales and brings to life the beguiling adventure of Natasha, the rose-stealer, and the Beast, its protector

When Natasha is forced to take shelter from a sudden blizzard, she is lucky to see a mansion looming out of the snow. Inside, it is beautiful: the fire lit, the

Overview

Masson delves into the depths of two ancient Russian fairy tales and brings to life the beguiling adventure of Natasha, the rose-stealer, and the Beast, its protector

When Natasha is forced to take shelter from a sudden blizzard, she is lucky to see a mansion looming out of the snow. Inside, it is beautiful: the fire lit, the table set, but mysteriously enough there is no one there. On the walls, instead of paintings, sit empty frames. In the garden, she finds one perfect red rose about to bloom, a vivid splash of scarlet against the snow. Dreamily she reaches out a hand, only to have the master of the house appear—a terrifying, gigantic creature who looks like a cross between a bear and a man—and demand vengeance on her for taking his rose. So begins an extraordinary adventure that will see Natasha plunged deep into the heart of a mystery. She begins to realize she has stumbled onto a great tragedy—a spell of revenge laid on the young man the Beast once was, devised by a powerful sorcerer. But even if she can break the spell, the Beast she has now come to love will be snatched from her. Natasha will have a long journey, and many ordeals, ahead of her before there can be a happy ending.

Editorial Reviews

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“beguiling mix of magic, romance, adventure and mystery.” —[Fict]shun

"Masson has crafted an intriguing, unique retelling full of compelling characters." —Booklist Online

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781742758152
Publisher:
Random House Australia
Publication date:
10/01/2013
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
910L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author

Sophie Masson is the author of several children's novels, including The Hand of Glory, winner of the Young Adult Aurealis Science Fiction and Fantasy Awards. Her other titles include Malvolio's Revenge; Snow, Fire, Sword; the StarMaker series; and the Thomas Trew series.

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