Friday, August 27, 2010

The Tangleroot Palace by Marjorie M. Liu

The Tangleroot Palace
by Marjorie M. Liu

part of:
Never After (anthology)
by: Laurell K. Hamilton
Yasmine Galenorn
Marjorie M. Liu
Sharon Shinn

Published: 2009
Genre: Fairy Tales, Fantasy, Romance
Paperback: 400 pages
Rating for story: 4
Overall rating for book: 4

Description from the amazon:
The bonds of love...
The bonds of matrimony...
The bonds between husband and wife...
Let's face it—some bonds are made to be broken.
Here, for the first time ever, are four stories from today's most provocative authors that take the classic idea of the "faerie tale wedding" and give it a swift kick in the bustle.

Description of story from book:
A young princess escapes betrothal to a warlord by entering a magical forest. But when an evil queen sends her on a quest to The Tangleroot Palace, she faces dangers more perilous than marriage.

My thoughts:
In-a-word(s): illusion

The princess in this tale strikes out on her own to solve her dilemma. I liked her spirit and non-prissyness.

Trees are a magical element in this story. The oak tree plays an interesting part in guidance.

Reviews for other stories:
Can He Bake A Cherry Pie? by Laurell K. Hamilton
The Shadow of Mist by Yasmine Galenorn
The Tangleroot Palace by Marjorie M. Liu
The Wrong Bridegroom by Sharon Shinn

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