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Rose and Spindle[EPUB] ✻ Rose and Spindle ✾ Hayden Thorne – Varanus.us Boy meets boy Boy hates boy Each swears never to have anything to do with the other, forever afterUnfortunately for Prince Hamlin and Prince Edouard, history has a bad habit of repeating itself, and w Boy meets boy Boy hates boy Each swears never to have anything to do with the other, forever afterUnfortunately for Prince Hamlin and Prince Edouard, history has a bad habit of repeating itself, and worse, each time the two boys run across each other, things get a touch muddier as well Destiny and free will go head to head, the princes dilemma echoing the baffling curse that s been placed on Edouard s young cousin, Princess Roderika Doomed to prick her finger on a spindle on her fifteenth birthday and fall asleep Rose and Epub / for a hundred years as a result, Roderika s rapidly dwindling time becomes an inescapable tapestry into which Hamlin and Edouard s own fates are wovenWith the help of a magician princess and a crotchety talking raven, Hamlin and Edouard not only have to outgrow prejudices, but also find the courage and the will to define their destinies, even if it were to take them a hundred years.

Rose and Spindle Kindle á Rose and  Epub /
    Have Kindle books years as a result, Roderika s rapidly dwindling time becomes an inescapable tapestry into which Hamlin and Edouard s own fates are wovenWith the help of a magician princess and a crotchety talking raven, Hamlin and Edouard not only have to outgrow prejudices, but also find the courage and the will to define their destinies, even if it were to take them a hundred years."/>
  • Paperback
  • 284 pages
  • Rose and Spindle
  • Hayden Thorne
  • 13 October 2019
  • 1480085529

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    Have Kindle books years as a result, Roderika s rapidly dwindling time becomes an inescapable tapestry into which Hamlin and Edouard s own fates are wovenWith the help of a magician princess and a crotchety talking raven, Hamlin and Edouard not only have to outgrow prejudices, but also find the courage and the will to define their destinies, even if it were to take them a hundred years."/>
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    Prince Edouard and Prince Hamlin had been fighting each other since they first met at the party for Princess Roderika, a.k.a., Sleeping Beauty The very same day when the Witch put a curse on her Since then, every time the two princes met, they always fought, sometimes physically Later on, they slowly realized that their fates are linked Not only between them, but also with Roderika s fate.This is not a new take on sleeping beauty It slike a companion to it view spoiler It s a nice a Prince Edouard and Prince Hamlin had been fighting each other since they first met at the party for Princess Roderika, a.k.a., Sleeping Beauty The very same day when the Witch put a curse on her Since then, every time the two princes met, they always fought, sometimes physically Later on, they slowly realized that their fates are linked Not only between them, but also with Roderika s fate.This is not a new take on sleeping beauty It slike a companion to it view spoiler It s a nice approach, talking about other people whose fates are to follow Sleeping Beauty, that is, they would sleep for 100 years with her You know, until a prince comes and kisses her Unfortunately, the book s pacing is really off For about 75% of the story, which covers about 15 years span, we read about how the two princes were fighting whenever they met Now and then, we get glimpses of their minds After too many repetitious fights, I was expecting to see the feelings and interactions shifted from adversary to friendship, to love Alas, no When Edouard was 21 and Hamlin was 18, suddenly they kissed at a party This is despite that last time they met, a year before, they still traded insults and no direct communication between them during that period Now, they met and they kissed After that, we are told not shown that they re already in a relationship So, we d never see them interact as lovers view spoiler Then, everything happened in chronological order Hamlin being cursed by Edouard s mother, Edouard being disowned, separation, and the fated ending They both fell asleep, as the rest of the country hide spoiler The end.Practically there is no romance in this book view spoiler They fought, they kissed, they faced challenged, they separated, they slept not with each other, but with the whole country.I m not a fan of self imposed separation Especially when the reason is very weak hide spoiler A good fiction, IMO, would contain a message without the author spell it out When the author has to borrow a character s speech to explain the so called philosophical concepts to their reader, it shows their inability to woven whatever they want to say into the story The result is a lecture in the middle of a m m romance I was annoyed by the discussions on fate, free will, etc., that sometimes just come out of blue hide spoiler It s really too bad I was enjoying reading it at first, but then it went downhill toward the end


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    I really enjoyed this book I thought it was an interesting view to take on the Sleeping Beauty fairytale and on the concept of destiny especially in a romantic context view spoiler I love how the relationship developed between Hamlin and Edouard Reading through their childhoods and the struggles and misunderstandings they have was a wonderful way to get to know these characters and let me really believe in their connection The influence of their society impacting their lives at such early I really enjoyed this book I thought it was an interesting view to take on the Sleeping Beauty fairytale and on the concept of destiny especially in a romantic context view spoiler I love how the relationship developed between Hamlin and Edouard Reading through their childhoods and the struggles and misunderstandings they have was a wonderful way to get to know these characters and let me really believe in their connection The influence of their society impacting their lives at such early ages and how they deal with becoming their own people very different to others in their station was so intriguing to me.Aloysia was wonderful Being the resident magic user, her appearances did sometimes seem too convenient and expository, but it worked within the fairytale construct In fact, I enjoyed all of the secondary characters A lot of the characters feel archetypal but, again, given the fairytale I could look past the occasional missing dimension to some of the characters.I really enjoyed the commentary on destiny and that it really is about being as true to yourself as possible rather than forcing yourself to be or accept something about yourself that isn t true The entire Sleeping Beauty sub plot with Roderika and her magically given talents was a wonderful contrast to the destined love of Hamlin and Edouard though informed that they are connected by destiny, the boys are already falling in love and accept that, destiny or not, they want to be in love.I did have a few quibbles I wish that the confession of love between the two boys had had a bittension orof an acknowledgement that none of their meetings up to this point had been entirely positive The tone shift from tense to romantic felt too early and too sudden It was a lovely scene, I just wantedawkwardness, self doubt or misunderstanding before the kiss Probably an entirely personal quibble as the entire book up to that point could be considered romantic tension even if not sexual for most.I also didn t entirely buy that Edouard s mother didn t have a problem with the fact that he was in love with a man The fact that both boys kept their desire for men hidden and we see no other acknowledged gay couples and Hamlin s brothers constantly imply that engaging in gay sex is demeaning seems to indicate that this society, if not overtly disapproving, is not exactly accepting of same sex couples And given Clarimond s bigotry about class again, crossing class barriers is allowed but just not really socially approved her acceptance of that but not of Hamlin s class rings false hide spoiler Overall, I think it a wonderful read Lighthearted, romantic and well written I finished the book with a smile on my face


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    Forbidden love, a talking raven, and a princess cursed to prick her finger on a spindle and sleep for a hundred years the author weaves all the elements of a classic fairy tale into this story, whilst at the same time creating something that is completely original It explores the concepts of destiny and free will, and whether it can ever be right to choose personal happiness over duty Though the narrative does have an air of enchantment about it, a happily ever after feels a million miles aw Forbidden love, a talking raven, and a princess cursed to prick her finger on a spindle and sleep for a hundred years the author weaves all the elements of a classic fairy tale into this story, whilst at the same time creating something that is completely original It explores the concepts of destiny and free will, and whether it can ever be right to choose personal happiness over duty Though the narrative does have an air of enchantment about it, a happily ever after feels a million miles away.On the surface, the heroes in this novel are polar opposites Prince Edouard, earnest, scholarly, and the son of a respected royal family, and Prince Hamlin, impulsive and warm hearted, with a commoner for a mother It s hardly surprising, therefore, that the two have never got along From their first meeting, when Edouard was seven and Hamlin just four, and right through their adolescent years, the princes are incapable of occupying the same room without quarrelling Yet, for all their antagonism, their destinies are inescapably entwined, whether they like it or not.When, on the verge of adulthood, they do eventually realize their feelings for one another, it happens with unexpected simplicity, with a kiss at a party For a brief spell they lose themselves in discovery and wonder, all the while keeping their relationship secret from the outside world or so they believe Edouard s mother, it transpires, has suspected their involvement from the outset Moreover, she will go to any lengths to prevent her precious son from consorting with such a lowlife as Hamlin, and it seems that there love could be in jeopardy before it has even had a chance to blossom.The thing that appealed to me most about this story was the developing relationship between Hamlin and Edouard We see them grow from spoilt children into thoughtful adults, gradually overcoming their differences to form an unbreakable bond If anything, I perhaps would have liked a greater focus on the romance and for there to beinteraction between the heroes, who in fact spend much of the novel apart, each grappling with their own troubles However, the encounters when they do come together are fraught with tension and fascinating to watch.If you have a soft spot for fairy tales, enjoy the friction that results from two such contrasting personalities sparking off one another, and are looking for something a little quirky, this book may well be for you.Written for Rainbow Book Reviews and Boys on the Brink


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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I picked up this book expecting a gay fantasy retelling of Sleeping Beauty What I got was a straight up romance with some fantasy elements added for flavor.The romance itself is fine Just okay They spend most of the book hating each other and then suddenly they re kissing and in love and it seems very unrealistic, but it s not like it came out of nowhere But there s no plot to this story until about 80% in I kept waiting for the curse to take effect, and it finally does on the very last pag I picked up this book expecting a gay fantasy retelling of Sleeping Beauty What I got was a straight up romance with some fantasy elements added for flavor.The romance itself is fine Just okay They spend most of the book hating each other and then suddenly they re kissing and in love and it seems very unrealistic, but it s not like it came out of nowhere But there s no plot to this story until about 80% in I kept waiting for the curse to take effect, and it finally does on the very last page Sleeping beauty herself is just a minor side character in this, which is unfortunate because the glimpses we see of her make her out to be a very strange and kind of creepy child that I would love to seeof.There was no attempt to worldbuilding in this story I didn t even realize it was set on Earth until they mentioned a war between France and England Where is it set I don t know, except it s not in France or England, because people keep complaining about how boring peacetime is When is it set A vague medieval era The setting is amazingly bland and generic.Magic exists in this setting but we don t see any rules for how it works Many characters can talk to birds and that seems to be a primary way of communication, but at the same time one of the two prince s early fights is over being called crazy for talking to a bird The main princess we see is easily shapeshifting as a child, and it s attributed to her studies rather than an innate natural talent, but no one else is shown with this ability despite it being seemingly simple for children to do The second we see a semblence of plot she s sent for and she breaks the spell with no effort One prince has a magical Raven guardian and no effort is made to explain how or why.It kind of feels like I m being hit over the head with the free will vs destiny thing The princes question destiny quite a lot, but are literally tied together by a red string of fate One of them keeps waffling on if he even believes in curses and destiny or not, despite how clearly the story is pushing for it I did read to the end It was rather sweet Easily the best part of the book


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    OH MY GOODNESS I can t believe at how good this book is throws feels through the window I liked it so much liked Wrong choice of word, I LOVED it It was like reading a folktale but revisited in a m m key.At first, I disliked Edouard it was so annoying and unpleasant since a little kid But after a certain point I started to like him bit by bit My fav since the beginning of the book was obviously Hamlin, poor kid mistreated by everyone, even by his half brothers I m so glad he OH MY GOODNESS I can t believe at how good this book is throws feels through the window I liked it so much liked Wrong choice of word, I LOVED it It was like reading a folktale but revisited in a m m key.At first, I disliked Edouard it was so annoying and unpleasant since a little kid But after a certain point I started to like him bit by bit My fav since the beginning of the book was obviously Hamlin, poor kid mistreated by everyone, even by his half brothers I m so glad he has a mom that loves him so much 3This book had me enchanted it s the right word, in this case , it was so emotional yes, it was , it never get me bored, not one bit, and I was eager to finish it to know what would ve happened, but at the same time scared because I didn t want it to end And after reading the end I told myself It ended Can I cry now Not that there was something to cry for, but it was the feelings the book gave me that made me want to cry.It was beautiful, amazing, enthralling yes, I really did love it and who cares for the lack of romance although, a bit of interaction between the two boys was welcome.Note This book was given to me by J.M Snyder by my request, for winning her weekly newsletter Thanks again, deeply


  6. says:

    Nice setting and some interesting characters, and well written.Unfortunately, it seemed that a big portion of the book was filled with characters contemplating about various fairy tales or aristocracy related topics fate, superstition, nobility etc While there were some interesting thoughts that could push the story into many interesting directions, they were pointless as they did not effect the story in anyway So to me there wasn t actually much happening in the book Further, many part Nice setting and some interesting characters, and well written.Unfortunately, it seemed that a big portion of the book was filled with characters contemplating about various fairy tales or aristocracy related topics fate, superstition, nobility etc While there were some interesting thoughts that could push the story into many interesting directions, they were pointless as they did not effect the story in anyway So to me there wasn t actually much happening in the book Further, many parts were rather repetitive, which added to the felling that there were nothing much going on in the book


  7. says:

    AMAZING I COULDN T PUT IT DOWN TILL I FINISHED IT IT WAS FANTASTIC WON THIS BOOK ON GR GIVEAWAYS.

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