For seventeen years, Marina Roeswood had lived in an old, rambling farm house in rural Cornwall in the care of close friends of her parents. As the ward of Bohemian artists in Victorian England, she had grown to be a free thinker in an environment of fertile creativity and cultured sophistication. But the real core of her education was far outside societal norms, for she and her foster parents were Elemental Masters of magic.
But though her life seemed idyllic, her existence was riddled with mysteries: Why had she never seen her parents or been to Oakland, her family's ancestral manor? Why hadn't her parents, also elemental mages, trained her themselves. There was a secret about all this, Marena knew from the time she had begun to question the world around her.
But she would have answers to her questions all too soon. For with the sudden death of her birth parents, Marina met her new guardian--her Aunt Arachne, who exuded a dark magical aura. Slowly Marina realized that her aunt was the embodiment of the danger her parents had been hiding her from in the backwoods of Cornwall. But could she unravel the secrets of her life in time to save herself from the evil that had been seeking her for nearly eighteen years?
An imaginatie retelling of the story of Snow White.
This book puts an adult twist on the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty. Everythings here-the chritising, thorn hedge, sleeping servants-but added twists of using elemental magic instead of faries updates this classic. Set in the english countryside during victorian england furthur updates the tale.
I enjoyed this book. It became a story that you wanted to see how ended-even though we have all read the classic tale.