Following her acclaimed novels The Serpent’s Shadow and The Gates of Sleep, Mercedes Lackey reinvents a classic fairy tale-and gives it a new twist. In a dark and atmospheric retelling of Cinderella, she sets her story in London during the first World War.
“With colorful characters, Lackey makes her variation of the Sleeping Beauty story great fun to read.”—Booklist
“[Lackey] turns her hand to historical fantasy in this intriguing and compelling re-creation of England in the waning days of its imperial glory.”—Library Journal
“Beautiful phrasing and a thorough grounding in the dress, mannerisms and history of the period help move the story along gracefully…fully fleshed out and credible. This is a wonderful example of a new look at an old theme.”—Publishers Weekly