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Fantasy Review – The Book of Gothel

The Book of Gothel by Mary McMyne

Melissa B. (dragoneyes)

This is not a retelling of Rapunzel and the tower as the cover might lead you to think but a story about the witch that put her there. As you are reading the story, you wonder how in the world Rapunzel has anything to do with this it but near the end you find out how.

The story surrounds a young girl named Haelewise. She is beautiful but has eerie black eyes and odd fainting spells. The villagers swear she is possessed by a demon. Her mother spends her time trying to find a cure for her as her father rarely shows interest. As she gets older her mother becomes ill and tells her if something should happen to seek out the witch in the forest. So, when the time comes, Haelewise sets off with a heavy heart. There she finds the old woman who is willing to take her in and long as she is willing to follow the rules. Of course, she doesn’t and it sets off another crazy turn of events.

Although the story was not quite what I expected, I very much enjoyed the book and all of the characters in it. It will be one of those stories that will stick with me for quite a while.



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