HERO ALETHEA KONTIS PDF

Whether Kontis tells the tales of other Woodcutter children or not, readers will await her next with joyful anticipation. This story focuses on Saturday Woodcutter, whose sister Sunday from Enchanted is now queen. Saturday is a big, strong girl who has not figured out her magic, except that the ax she was given as an infant has turned into a sword that strengthens and heals. Tossing away a magic mirror endangers her whole family, especially her changeling brother, Trix, and she goes off to find and save him. Peregrine does his best to keep busy and sane, while dressing as a woman and trying to both serve and outwit the witch.

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Title: Hero. With her sword in tow, Saturday sets sail on a pirate ship, only to find herself kidnapped and whisked off to the top of the world. Is Saturday powerful enough to kill the mountain witch who holds her captive and save the world from sure destruction? The sixth daughter of the Woodcutter clan, Saturday comes from a family blessed with different magical enchantments. Her youngest sister, Sunday, is bonny and blithe and good and gay; her eldest sister, Monday, is so beautiful her smile rivals the sun.

Unlike her sisters and brothers, however, Saturday was born with no fey gifts. Instead, she was gifted with a magical axe, which turns into a magical sword — in short, Saturday has a magical Destiny which her sisters and brothers do not.

On the journey to find her younger brother, Saturday joins her Pirate Queen older sister, is kidnapped by an impossibly large bird, and finds herself trapped in an icy cavern at the top of the world. Here, she meets an enchanted young Lord, masquerading as a young lady, and a witch whose dragon-stolen magic keeps a mountain from collapsing.

In Enchanted , I loved the use of different fairytales, spun and tilted ever so slightly off their axis. The only drawback to that novel? The saccharine nature of heroine Sunday — who was a little too bonny and blithe and good and gay for my tastes.

In Hero , it is the characters that truly shine and make the book so memorable. But Saturday is so much more than a mere stock character. Because of the witch he masquerades as her daughter, wearing skirts and pretending to be a woman for over a hundred years. It is Saturday that storms the castle mistaken for a man who saves the fair prince mistaken for a woman from the clutches of the Witch.

This is, in my opinion, a fascinating dynamic, and I very much appreciate the inversion of character roles Alethea Kontis attempts in this book. While on its own, the gender reversal is…well…obvious, I appreciate the sentiment. Especially when you take under consideration the relationship that blossoms between the two characters.

A favorite quote:. Saturday let her eyes linger on the lines of his dusky olive face, the softness of his countenance reflecting his sympathetic nature. He was soft where she was hard. He was dark where she was fair. She had stamina, he had grace. He was a flower and she was a tree.

While the character development is strong, and the writing in this second novel is finely-wrought, I did feel that the book suffered from a strange, stutter-start and stop effect. I found myself constantly going back a few pages, trying to clarify what I had previously read because chapters would end and jump ahead or confusingly backtrack.

The story also felt fluidly disjointed, with so many different, half-baked plot threads loosely connected by coincidence and magical circumstance. Saturday died for the fifth time that morning. Her shallow breath gently stirred the dust of the practice yard.

She got to her feet, shook back the strands of hair that had come loose from her braid, and pushed a larger chunk back behind her ear, mixing the sweat and soil there into mud. No matter how disgusting she got, it seemed this magic bracelet was as immune to filth as Saturday was immune to injury. Shoulders squared, feet apart, and tailbone centered, Saturday lifted the wooden practice sword before her. You can read the full excerpt online HERE.

Buy the Book: click on the links to purchase. Thea James is half of the maniacal book review duo behind The Book Smugglers. By day, she does digital operations things over at Penguin Random House. I just bought Hero…… but since read Enchanted so long ago i am in middle re reading it first Yes,I think Mondays story for me would be more enjoyable… we shall see…. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Review: The sixth daughter of the Woodcutter clan, Saturday comes from a family blessed with different magical enchantments.

A favorite quote: Saturday let her eyes linger on the lines of his dusky olive face, the softness of his countenance reflecting his sympathetic nature.

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Title: Hero. With her sword in tow, Saturday sets sail on a pirate ship, only to find herself kidnapped and whisked off to the top of the world. Is Saturday powerful enough to kill the mountain witch who holds her captive and save the world from sure destruction? The sixth daughter of the Woodcutter clan, Saturday comes from a family blessed with different magical enchantments. Her youngest sister, Sunday, is bonny and blithe and good and gay; her eldest sister, Monday, is so beautiful her smile rivals the sun.

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Fairy Tales Retold. With her sword in tow, Saturday sets sail on a pirate ship, only to find herself kidnapped and whisked off to the top of the world. Is Saturday powerful enough to kill the mountain witch who holds her captive and save the world from sure destruction? Now that her youngest sister is married to the prince and has left home, she is the last of the sisters to remain home with their mother, father and brothers. As in the first novel, Trix — the litte adopted changeling — stole my heart with everything he did.

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