The Six Swans [NOOK Book]

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"The Six Swans" retells an old fairy tale of a princess who must take a vow of silence to save her brothers from a curse, the king who falls in love with her despite the seeming insanity of the curse conditions, and the sexual connection that’s strong enough to overcome the isolating power of the princess’ vow.

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The Six Swans

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Overview

"The Six Swans" retells an old fairy tale of a princess who must take a vow of silence to save her brothers from a curse, the king who falls in love with her despite the seeming insanity of the curse conditions, and the sexual connection that’s strong enough to overcome the isolating power of the princess’ vow.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940033168910
  • Publisher: Coming Together: The Erotic Cocktail
  • Publication date: 4/14/2012
  • Series: Coming Together: Neat
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,150,928
  • File size: 438 KB

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annabethleong.blogspot.com
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  • Posted July 26, 2013

    There were some awkward parts to this story, both in content and

    There were some awkward parts to this story, both in content and structure.  For instance, there are no chapter breakdowns of any kind, just one long story.  However, that doesn’t take away from the emotional impact of the book.  Clandestine meetings, a little magic, and political machinations make it exciting, but the real drama is between Evan and his wife.

    Be prepared for a heartwrenching read.  It’s devastating to read about the birth and immediate death of a child, and to watch the struggle between the couple as they go forth in hopes of finding a way to survive the horribleness that seems to linger around them.  

    I wish we could have seen justice done instead of just have it implied that it would be carried out, but the ending was still satisfying none the less.  Overall, the story is emotionally provocative and compelling, even if it is a little predictable.

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  • Posted June 6, 2012

    I'm a total sucker for retellings of fairy tales... specifically

    I'm a total sucker for retellings of fairy tales... specifically, the kind that had a dark twist to them to begin with, that the author then frames in a different light. Similar enough to have the evocative elements of the original, but different enough that you have to approach it anew and see the story differently than when you were first exposed to it. The Six Swans accomplishes this goal admirably, fleshing out a very human relationship onto the bones given to us by the story.

    They say that a romance is only as good as the obstacle that keeps the lovers apart. And the novella works well on that level too; the obstacle is put into a context of trust and communication, rather than a mere magical curse, which is much more relate-able. It also means that the characters aren't kept from er, *cough* relating to each other in ways that make the book a nice steamy read as well.

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