Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Mistress of the Wind Review

Title: Mistress of the Wind
Author: Michelle Diener


Bjorn needs to find a very special woman . . .
The fate of his people, and his own life, depends on it. But when he does find her, she is nothing like he imagined, and may just harbor more secrets than he does himself.

Astrid has never taken well to commands. No matter who issues them . . .
She's clashed her whole life with her father, and now her lover, the mysterious man who comes to her bedroom in darkness and disappears to guard his mountain by day as a bear, is finding it out the hard way. And when he's taken by his enemies, no one is prepared for Astrid's response.

It is never wise to anger the mistress of the wind . . .
A captivating and magical retelling of the fairy tale East of the Sun, West of the Moon.

A fantastic retelling of East of the Sun, West of the Moon. I will be honest, I had never heard of the Norwegian folk tale before so I went and looked it up afterwards. I was amazed at how closely Mistress of the Wind stuck to the original story.

I love fairy tale retelling. It something about the enchantment and exuberance they possess, the child like enthusiasm that gets re-ingrained into adults as they read. Mistress of the Wind didn't disappoint. From the rich descriptions to the enchanting way Michelle Diener wrote, this retelling is just as magical as the original.

I loved Astrid's character the most. She is well developed, easy to sympathize with and will enchant you the more you read. I loved how the two main characters were both acing tough obstacles, in their own ways.

If you love fairy tales with beautiful ladies, trolls, evil queens and handsome princes you will adore Mistress of the Wind!

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