Bryony And Roses

Rated 5.00/5 based on 3 reviews
When Bryony is caught in a snowstorm and takes refuge in an abandoned manor, she stumbles into a house full of dark enchantments. Is the Beast that lives there her captor or a fellow prisoner? Is the house her enemy or her ally?

From the author of "The Seventh Bride" comes a new retelling of Beauty & the Beast, with gardeners, clockwork bees, and roses. More
Available ebook formats: epub
About T Kingfisher

T. Kingfisher lives in North Carolina and has won the Hugo and Mythopoeic Awards, under a different pen-name.

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Reviews of Bryony And Roses by T Kingfisher

birdyrabbit reviewed on July 7, 2016

An excellent telling of Beauty and the Beast. A little dark, rounded characters, fantastic setting... must be a T. Kingfisher!
(reviewed 2 years after purchase)
Lavender S. reviewed on June 22, 2015

I loved this story! I'm a huge fan of Beauty and the Beast retellings, and I always read them when I find them. I also love gardening so... win-win. This one has such an enthralling story that I read it all the way through in practically one sitting. The pace of character, and plot developement was natural(Neither hurried nor too slow), especially because the characters seemed so human and "normal" with flaws as well as shining qualities (unlike many other fantacy stories). I felt like the theme of 'accepting yourself and others as they are' was really well developed here, which made it an over all "feel good" type of book. No typos is also a plus.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Elizabeth McCoy reviewed on May 19, 2015

Bought. Devoured. OM NOM NOM. *burp*

This is, obviously, a Beauty and the Beast story. It is both darker than, say, Disney's -- and also with a far deeper mystery going on. The heroine is rather practical, definitely a gardener, and though the youngest of three sisters, is not the most clever. She's not stupid, but it's the middle sister who's the one who puts some pieces together. (Which excellently shows that, yeah, it's just *in character* for Our Heroine to be just a tad oblivious to certain things.)

Highly recommended.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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