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Title:
Never after
Author:
Lickiss, Rebecca.
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Edition:
Ace mass-market edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Ace Books, 2002.
Physical Description:
261 pages ; 18 cm
General Note:
"Ace fantasy"--Spine.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG+ 5.5 11.0 85439.
ISBN:
9780441009077
Format :
Book

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Summary

A prince in search of a bride, a lady in search of adventure, and a wizard in search of a job each follow a folktale to a remote castle buried in thorns and briars and find what they seek in this delightful non-Grimm fairy tale from the author of Eccentric Circles. (July)


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Booklist Review

In Lickiss' charming, clever, and surprisingly substantial slice of fictional cake, Princess Vevila, having had enough of dancing with doltish prospective husbands, would rather seek out adventure. Meanwhile her cousin, Prince Althelstan, has fought through yards of brambles into a somnolent castle to discover three sleeping princes instead of one spellbound princess. «It has to have been a transcription error,» he muses, just as he notices a slender beauty dozing near the throne. Captivated, Althelstan decides to inveigle his cousin into waking the princes, which, he hopes, will simultaneously free the object of his affection. Aiding Althelstan are three recent graduates of magical Recondite University, all gearing up to confront the witch who, claiming to be protecting the innocent princes, cast the sleeping spell. Figure in a mysterious little man with mismatched clothing and handfuls of gold, and an insecure princess with two sallow stepsisters, and, well, you see where we're headed. A welcome addition to the fractured fairy tale genre and perfect reading for the beach or an air-conditioned castle bedroom. Roberta Johnson.