Princess of the Wild Swans by Diane Zahler

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 3 Critic Reviews

unrated

Synopsis

Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Wild Swans,” this enchanting fantasy by Diane Zahler, author of The Thirteenth Princess and A True Princess, is a tale of family, bravery . . . and a terrible spell.

Princess Meriel’s brothers have been cursed. An evil enchantment cast by their conniving new stepmother has transformed the handsome princes into swans. They now swim forlornly on a beautiful heart-shaped lake that lies just beyond the castle walls.

Meriel will do whatever it takes to rescue her beloved brothers. But she must act quickly. If Heart Lake freezes, her brothers will be forced to fly south or perish.

With help from her newfound friends Riona and Liam—a beautiful half-witch and her clever brother—Meriel vows to finish a seemingly impossible task. If she completes it, her brothers may be saved. But if she fails . . . all will be lost.

 

About Diane Zahler

See more books from this Author
Diane Zahler is the author of The Thirteenth Princess and A True Princess. Her books have been praised for their "delicious descriptions" (Kirkus Reviews) and their "gratifying depth" (Publishers Weekly). Diane lives with her husband and dog in New York's Harlem Valley, in an old farmhouse held together by magic spells and duct tape. You can visit her online at www.dianezahler.com.
 
Published January 31, 2012 by HarperCollins. 240 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Princess of the Wild Swans

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

This sweetly written reimagining of “The 12 Dancing Princesses” is for younger readers than the richer and darker Princess of the Midnight Ball, by Jessica Day George (2009).

Jan 01 2010 | Read Full Review of Princess of the Wild Swans

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

Twelve-year-old Princess Meriel often vies for the attention of her five older brothers and envies them for their schooling and sports, rebelling against the royal traditions of her day.

Dec 01 2011 | Read Full Review of Princess of the Wild Swans

City Book Review

The author always manages to put a fresh spin on things while remaining true to the original fairy tale of “The Wild Swans.” Recommended for middle grade readers and those who love retold fairy tales.

Mar 01 2012 | Read Full Review of Princess of the Wild Swans

Reader Rating for Princess of the Wild Swans
84%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 16 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×