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- By: Naomi Novik
- Narrated by: Katy Sobey
- Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father’s too kindhearted to collect his debts. They face poverty until Miryem hardens her own heart and takes up his work in their village. Her success creates rumours she can turn silver into gold, which attract the fairy king of winter himself. He sets her an impossible challenge - and if she fails, she’ll die. Yet if she triumphs, it may mean a fate worse than death. And in her desperate efforts to succeed, Miryem unwittingly spins a web which draws in the unhappy daughter of a lord.
Moral, magical and white!
- By Candice on 05-02-2019
Delightful tale for girls of all ages
This is a beautiful and clever faery tale and read wonderfully by Katy Sobey. My 10 year old daughter and I have listened to this book half a dozen times now. So many storys within storys within storys that we delight in each retelling as we become aware of more characters and details. Absolutely loved it.