Sunday, 29 March 2015

The Sleeper and the Spindle - Neil Gaiman

Published;  February 19th 2015 by Salamandra

Source; Borrowed, Library copy

My Rating; 5 out of 5 stars

The Set Up; 

On the eve of her wedding, a princess hears a disturbing tale about a sleeper in a tower and a curse that is insidiously spreading across the land, causing all who touch it to fall asleep. Abandoning her wedding plans, the princess dons her chain mail and sword belt and sets out with her three dwarf companions to find out more. After all, unnatural sleep is something she has encountered before...


Sheer brilliance. Loved the twist on this classic tale and especially loved the twist on the 'Queen' when I realized who she really was. Full of excellent lines like 'she chucked the prince under his pretty chin until he smiled again.' Two thumbs up for this great, adventuring heroine who has learned from her own enchanted sleep. More of a graphic novella than a typical graphic novel, this suited me much better than a lot of graphic novels. The artwork was superb and really captured the mood of the story and the story itself was darkly compelling and rich. A quick read but a worthwhile one.

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