Published by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc on October 23rd 2014
A thrillingly reimagined fairy tale from the truly magical combination of author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Chris Riddell – weaving together a sort-of Snow White and an almost Sleeping Beauty with a thread of dark magic, which will hold readers spellbound from start to finish.
On the eve of her wedding, a young queen sets out to rescue a princess from an enchantment. She casts aside her fine wedding clothes, takes her chain mail and her sword and follows her brave dwarf retainers into the tunnels under the mountain towards the sleeping kingdom. This queen will decide her own future – and the princess who needs rescuing is not quite what she seems. Twisting together the familiar and the new, this perfectly delicious, captivating and darkly funny tale shows its creators at the peak of their talents.
Lavishly produced, packed with glorious Chris Riddell illustrations enhanced with metallic ink, this is a spectacular and magical gift.
This is my first Neil Gaiman book. The Sleeper and The Spindle by Neil Gaiman is a retelling of Sleeping Beauty. the illustrations are beautiful, weird and odd, but beautiful. I am slightly disappointed with this beautiful book. This is definitely a romance free book. It has a bit of a girl power underlining to it.
I think most people believed that this was going to be a graphic novel but it is not. It reminds me of a little kid story book that isn’t for little kids. The reader doesn’t get a chance to know the characters well. Obviously, I was a bit disappointed that I didn’t’ get a chance to know any of the characters and that is what I always look forward to the most. Maybe my next Neil Gaiman book will be better.