Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The Black Swan by Mercedes Lackey

Fairy tales are actually much darker than what is presented by Disney and The Black Swan fills the criteria without being depressingly dark.

A group of women that have betrayed a trust or love are captured by a sorcerer to live as swans by day and women by moonlight.  The daughter of the sorcerer is their keeper while the magician searches the countryside for more unfaithful females. 

When given the chance to win her freedom the swan queen opens the eyes of the daughter, the question is will the new viewpoint be enough to save them all from becoming permanent birds.

Very good novel, follows the "rules" of magic and is not sugar coated.

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