Book: Reflections of Queen Snow White
Author: David Meredith
Plot: On the eve of her only daughter, Princess Raven’s wedding, an aging Snow White finds it impossible to share in the joyous spirit of the occasion. The ceremony itself promises to be the most glamorous social event of the decade. Snow White’s castle has been meticulously scrubbed, polished and opulently decorated for the celebration. It is already nearly bursting with jubilant guests and merry well-wishers. Prince Edel, Raven’s fiancé, is a fine man from a neighboring kingdom and Snow White’s own domain is prosperous and at peace. Things could not be better, in fact, except for one thing: The king is dead.
Rating: 5/ 5 stars
It’s the perfect reflection of “Happily Ever After”
First of all a huge thanks to the author for providing me with a copy of the book to read and review. Thanks for such a delightful read.
For me personally, the book was the perfect analogy of every “Happily ever after” story. The book has taught me a valuable lesson that there is no happily ever after, if we don’t not make one for ourselves and it is in our hands to make our endings happy or sad. Who else to teach us this valuable lesson than the very people who started this trend. Our fairy tale princes and princesses. Thus author has used fairy tale queen “snow white” to bring focus to some very important lessons and that is why the book makes for an amazing and interesting read.
To begin with the basic story of the book in itself is very unique and thrilling. The book is basically looking back at snow white’s life and accessing everything that has happened. Apart from the story, the next best thing that has happened to the book is its language. I am in love with the language. I have rarely seen anybody creating art with words and the book is just that. Pure art. Each line, word is poetic. It practically sings and hums. Now this you could actually call a work of literature. I think I was so much in awe of the language that I could barely concentrate on anything else. The flow is smooth, pace is absolutely brilliant. In short, the book runs smooth and stands different from any retelling. I would not call the book retelling as it is a completely different chapter in itself to the classic fairy tale “snow white and seven dwarfs”. If for nothing you would at least want to go back and read the classic after reading the book
I think this book would be the one where you would get to see the actual prince charming more than the original fairy tale.
The book should be tried for its unique treatment of “snowhite and seven dwarfs” and then for its amazing language. A brilliant read and absolutely poetic