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Spinning silver
Spinning silver
Novik, Naomi2018
Books, Manuscripts
Miryem was brought up in a snowbound village, on the edge of a charmed forest. She comes from a family of moneylenders, but her kind father shirks his work. Free to lend and reluctant to collect, his family faces poverty - until Miryem intercedes. Hardening her heart, she sets out to retrieve what's owed, and her neighbours soon whisper that she can turn silver into gold. Then an ill-advised boast attracts the cold creatures that haunt the wood. Nothing will be the same again, for words have power. And the challenge she's issued will change the fate of a kingdom. Channelling the spirit of the original Rumpelstiltskin fairy tale, Naomi Novik has written a rich, multi-layered fantasy about sacrifice, power and love that is a joy to read.
Main title:
Spinning silver / Naomi Novik.
Author:
Novik, Naomi, author
Imprint:
London : Macmillan, 2018.
Collation:
466 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN:
9781509899012 (hbk)
Dewey class:
813.6
Language:
English
BRN:
2672885
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