From the author of Carabas and Cold Iron (also available from Bolinda Audio) comes another fascinating tale full of alchemy and intrigue.This is an enchanting retelling of the fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty.Lady Aurora, daughter of the Count and Countess of Joli-Bois, and Clementine, the local woodcutter's child, have been firm friends for all of their sixteen years. Until, that is, the day they stumble upon a castle they never knew existed. What is the secret behind the legend of the sleeping castle of Joli-Bois? A century later, Lord Arthur, a young amateur scientist, is determined to find out. But he discovers that science is no match for a magic that has been lying untouched for over one hundred years....More
Fairy gifts bestowed at birth, a vicious prophecy, and a contest between science and magic are all key ingredients in this sweet retelling of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale.
Mikaela Martin enchants with her performance of the often-honored Sophie Masson and her novel of the paths taken by Aurora, a blessed royal, and Clementine, a servant’s daughter who heralds the dawn of a new, scientific age. Close as sisters for their first 16 years, there are secrets - particularly the legend of the "sleeping castle" of Joli-Bois - that divide them and cast a spell on listeners.
"Watching a story unfold when you know the story but don't know how the storyteller is going to make it work this time is a particular delight" (Phillip Pullman, author of The Golden Compass)
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