A miller's daughter. A cursed knight. The power of a name.
Once upon a time…
Molina has one desire: to see her inventions spread throughout the kingdom. When Prince Lubos offers to take her to the capital as his bride, she jumps at the chance.
But impressing the king may take more than a simple spinning wheel. To marry Prince Lubos, she will need to work a miracle.
Molina enters into a desperate bargain with a mysterious man who turns all he touches into gold. A man with a tragic tale of his own, all tied up in his family name.
The future hangs in the balance, but will either of them live to see it?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Overall rating: 4.5 (advance copy) I found this retelling of this fairytale very entertaining. It is very impressive how subtle hints of future books are entangled into this storyline. It makes a reader curious as to what is to come. This book is filled with great characters and of course, great ingenuity! Not the first fairytale retold I have read, yet I found this just as worthy as the first. This review has been voluntarily written.
Rumple, with an interesting twist. The story is all here – miller, miller’s daughter, greedy king, spinning gold, and Rumplestiltskin. In this one the men in Rumplestiltskin’s family are cursed. One of his decendants enlists the miller’s daughter to help break the curse. He doesn’t want her firstborn, he wants her to help him save his. Has he found a way to end his family’s curse? Magic always has a price. Who will pay it, Rumplestiltskin, Molina, or both? I enjoyed this version of the old tale. The ending is a little sad, but with a hint of more to come. The book was a gift. The review all my own.
This was a clever, well-written retelling of the Rumpelstiltskin fairy tale. Molina has a creative mind and wants support to bring her inventions to reality. Prince Lubos meets Molina and asks her to marry him and meet the king. Things take a turn for the worse and a mysterious man asks Molina for help. I enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more books by this author.