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16. Februar 2013

Rapunzel ist Schneewittchens Stiefmutter

Category: News – Darkstar – 09:00

The Fairest of them All… zumindest laut Carolyn Turgeons neuem Roman “The Fairest of them All“, der im August 2013 in Amerika erscheinen wird.

Turgeon ist bekannt dafür, in ihren Büchern klassische Märchen zu verarbeiten. In “Mermaid” hat sie z. B. Andersens “Die kleine Meerjungfrau” als Fantasy-Roman nacherzählt.

Die Buchbeschreibung liest sich wie folgt:

Living in an enchanted forest, Rapunzel spends her days tending a mystical garden with her adoptive mother, Mathena. A witch, Mathena was banished from court because of her magic powers, though the women from the kingdom still seek her advice and herbal remedies. She waits, biding her time to exact revenge against those who betrayed her.

One day Rapunzel’s beautiful voice and long golden locks captivate a young prince hunting in the forest nearby. Overcome, he climbs her hair up to her chamber and they fall into each other’s arms. But their afternoon of passion is fleeting, and the prince must return to his kingdom, as he is betrothed to another.

Now king, he marries his intended to bring peace to his kingdom. They have a stunning daughter named Snow White. Yet the king is haunted by his memories of Rapunzel, and after the mysterious death of his wife, realizes he is free to marry the woman he never stopped longing for. In hopes of also replacing the mother of his beloved daughter, the king makes Rapunzel his queen.

But when Mathena’s wedding gift of an ancient mirror begins speaking to her, Rapunzel falls under its evil spell, and the king begins to realize that Rapunzel is not the beautiful, kind woman he dreamed of.

Turgeon scheint also den Spiegel für den Wahnsinn der bösen Stiefmutter verantwortlich zu machen. Mal sehen, wie sich der Roman liest. Die Kombination klingt spannend, es dürfte aber abzuwarten sein, ob im “Schneewittchen”-Teil die Bezüge auf “Rapunzel” überhaupt relevant sind …

Wer neugierig ist, kann “The Fairest of them All” bereits vorbestellen.

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