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The Price of Longing
     

The Price of Longing

3.4 51
by Amber Marshall
 

A short story of 9700 words. A retelling of the Rapunzel story. When a witch claims a couple's newborn daughter in exchange for the father's trespass and theft, she finally has the daughter she's always wanted. As Rapunzel grows and matures, however, the witch finds that even with all her powers, she cannot keep her child from growing up.

Overview

A short story of 9700 words. A retelling of the Rapunzel story. When a witch claims a couple's newborn daughter in exchange for the father's trespass and theft, she finally has the daughter she's always wanted. As Rapunzel grows and matures, however, the witch finds that even with all her powers, she cannot keep her child from growing up.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940032967460
Publisher:
Amber Marshall
Publication date:
01/02/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
231,245
File size:
137 KB

Meet the Author

I’m a writer. I’ve been writing off and on most of my life but decided I wanted “to be a writer” by 12 years old. Ever since then I’ve been writing, taking writing classes (I got a bachelors in English at UNH), and steadily improving.


A couple years ago, my friend Kris and I started passing a story back and forth as a writing exercise. That story became our novel, The Trident of Merrow. You can find out more about that at our page, Tavern Tales from the Laughing Maggie. It’s out now in paperback and on Kindle. We’re planning on a few sequels eventually.


In the meantime, I’m still working on my own stuff. I have a novel, Negatives, still pre-publication, and I’m working on its sequel, Apertures (which has nothing to do with Portal, by the way). I also have some short stories and novellas I may release at least on the Kindle as inexpensive downloads. Stay tuned for that.


In the meantime, this space is just for me to go on mostly about my own writing (I’ll try and keep it to that) as opposed to my projects with Kris.


I mostly write and read young adult fiction and have a fascination with the supernatural, the occult, dystopias and post-apocalyptic worlds. I love romance but not romance novels. My vampires don’t sparkle, my boys are bad and angsty and golden-hearted and my heroines kick ass. My bookshelves are aching to the point where a Kindle is starting to look like a good idea.


I told a friend once when he asked what demographic my writing aims for: “I don’t aim, I just land.”


Besides Tavern Tales…, I’m on Twitter @talesofaquan, and on Goodreads and on Google+ (under the name Amber Sutton, my married name) so feel free to “encircle” me on the latter, or whatever we’re calling it now ;). I also recently opened a page on Diaspora so search for me there as well.

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The Price of Longing 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 51 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I actually thought it was a good story...just sad it was too short. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a good story but i absolutley hated the ending
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a good read. I do like fairytales, but i didnt like the ending to this story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice book hated the ennding
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was good, but was very depressing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What kind of an ending was that!?!?!??!?!?!?!?! It was a good story but that ending was tue worst one ever!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I know that some are probably going to throw me in with the group that loves happy endings only but I think the book could have been longer. Also some things should have been made clearer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You people just read this yourselves and write your own review on this novel. I enjoyed reading this novel. ShelleyMA
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Horrible stories not worth your time or space in your library. Even if it is free!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was... interesting... Bit of inapropraite parts... if you are mature enough to read this it will be okay. But it kinda ended suddenly. Too short. Left you wondering what will she do. But i guess that's what the author wanted. To make you imagin her future... But it was overall pretty good... :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was surprisingly very good. There were some mature parts in the book but other than that it was good. I liked how the author focused on each character in this book then the original Rapunzel. This is obviously a great book for fairy tale lovers!! ~Kris10 Reviews
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This sounds like tangled!!???!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful, classic, telling (not retelling) of Rapunzel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this very much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really great book! Great plot, but I wish it was longer.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this story. A different way of telling the fairy tale. It was imaginative and interesting. A sad ending, but not every story has a happy ending.... i really enjoyed it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a neat twist to a everyday fairy tale. It's not very long and if you like happy endings. Do not read.
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