Welcome to KIWIreviews - product reviews
•  click here to return to the homepage  •
Welcome visitor.Join us or log in

Product reviews on KIWIreviews.co.nz : Wednesday 26th June 2019 - 12:05:54

QuickSearch for:    What is QuickSearch?
QuickJump to:    What is QuickJump?
logon name: p/w:  
I want to:

You Are Here...

Home > Categories > Books > Fantasy > Thornspell review

« Stargate: Universe - Extended Pilot reviewStargate: Universe - Extended PilotThe Good, The Bad and the Undead reviewThe Good, The Bad and the Undead »

Score: 9.3/10  [1 review]
4 out of 5
ProdID: 2650 - Thornspell
Written by Helen Lowe

Thornspell
Price:
$19.99
Sample/s Supplied by:
Click to search for all products supplied by Penguin Random House

Disclosure StatementFULL DISCLOSURE: A number of units of this product have, at some time, been supplied to KIWIreviews by the company for the purposes of unbiased, independent reviews. No fee was accepted by KIWIreviews or the reviewers themselves - these are genuine, unpaid consumer reviews.
Available:
July 2010

Thornspell product reviews

Prince Sigismund has grown up hearing fantastical stories about enchantments and faie spells, basilisks and dragons, knights errant and heroic quests. He'd love for them to be true - he's been sheltered in a country castle for most of his life and longs for adventure - but they are just stories. Or are they?

From the day that a mysterious lady in a fine carriage speaks to him through the castle gates, Sigismund's world starts to shift. He begins to dream of a girl wrapped, trapped, in thorns. He dreams of a palace, utterly still, waiting. He dreams of a man in red armour, riding a red horse - and then suddenly that man arrives at the castle!

Sigismund is about to learn that sometimes dreams are true. That the world is both more magical and more dangerous than he imagined. And that the heroic quest he imagined for himself as a boy... begins now.

Check out Penguin Random House onlineClick here to see all the listings for Penguin Random House Visit their website They do not have a Twitter account Check them out on Facebook They do not have a YouTube Channel They do not have a Pinterest board They do not have an Instagram channel



Tags:
fairy tale   fantasy   helen lowe   magic   sleeping beauty   thornspell
Other listings you may be interested in:
Sorcery Ascendant 1 - A Crucible of SoulsSorcery Ascendant 1 - A Crucible of Souls
Rating: 10.0
Jungle BellsJungle Bells
Rating: 9.9
The Singing MermaidThe Singing Mermaid
Rating: 10.0
The Natural Way to a Better BreastfeedingThe Natural Way to a Better BreastfeedingBad Dog FlashBad Dog Flash
Rating: 9.0
MaskmakerMaskmaker
Rating: 8.3
My Name's Not FridayMy Name's Not Friday
Rating: 8.6
Be Brave, Pink Piglet!Be Brave, Pink Piglet!
Rating: 8.5
Children's Atlas of the UniverseChildren's Atlas of the Universe
Rating: 9.8
The Whispers of Wilderwood HallThe Whispers of Wilderwood Hall
Rating: 9.4
Artemis Fowl: The Time ParadoxArtemis Fowl: The Time Paradox
Rating: 10.0
Harry Potter : Time-Turner Sticker KitHarry Potter : Time-Turner Sticker Kit
Rating: 9.3
EJ12 Girl Hero.  Ciao EJ!  #18EJ12 Girl Hero.  Ciao EJ!  #18
Rating: 10.0

Product reviews...

Everyone is welcome to post a review. You will need to Join up or log in to post yours.

Click here to read the profile of anistasya

Review by: anistasya (Beaulah)
Dated: 9th of August, 2010

Link to this review Report this review

 

This Review: 9.3/10
Value for Money:
Score 10 out of 10
Level of Realism:
Score 9 out of 10
Rereadability:
Score 9 out of 10
Lose Track of Time:
Score 9 out of 10

The tale of Sleeping Beauty is usually about a baby princess who is cursed to die by an evil witch because her parents 'forgot' to invite the nasty old lady to the babe's christening. Fortunately, her good fairy godmother twists the spell to a 'sleep of a hundred years' rather than death, and just for good measure, she throws in a clause about 'only waking when kissed by the chosen prince'. No one ever wondered how the prince felt about this whole arrangement.

Now, finally, we get to read Prince Sigismund's side of the story. Having finished the book, I am left wondering how the original story could ever have been told from the princess' point of view, as she spends most of the story asleep!

In all seriousness, however, Thornspell is a great fantasy. Targeted at children and young adult, author Helen Lowe keeps her story true to the fairy tale while incorporating likeable characters, old English myth and a vivid setting full of magic. For a story I thought I knew, Thornspell still managed to pleasantly surprise.

Guest comments...

Random listing from 'Books'...

Score: 9.3
Product reviews for listing 7570: Miniwings #2: Whizz's Internet Oopsie -  Author: Sally Sutton

Product image for Miniwings #2: Whizz's Internet OopsieSssh ... NOT for parents! You can keep a SECRET, right?

Clara and I have a herd of tiny, talking, whizzie-whooshy, flying horses - and they're REAL! It's true.

Those naughty Miniwings get us into so much TROUBLE! Who would have thought a computer game could lead to such classroom CHAOS!

With illustrations by Kirsten Richards

Go to the listing

General Disclaimer...

Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Checker - Do not copy content from this page. Creative Commons Licence All trademarks, images and copyrights on this site are owned by their respective companies.
KIWIreviews is an independent entity, part of the ePLURIBUS.nz Network. This is a free public forum presenting user opinions on selected products, and as such the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of KIWIreviews.co.nz and are protected under New Zealand law by the "Honest Opinion" clause of the Defamation Act of 1992. KIWIreviews accepts no liability for statements made on this site, under the assumption that they are the true and honest opinions of the individual posters. In most cases, prices and dates stated are approximate and should be considered as only guidelines.

"I like to pick up hitchhikers. When they get in the car I say, "Put on your seat belt. I want to try something. I saw it once in a cartoon, but I think I can do it."
Steve Wright

KIWIreviews Help GuideClick here for the Help Guide Subscribe to our Twitter streamVisit our
Twitter feed
Visit our Facebook pageVisit our
Facebook page
Visit our YouTube ChannelVisit our
YouTube channel
Follow us on instagramVisit our
Instagram album
Visit our Google+ pageVisit our
Google+ page
Visit our Flickr photostreamVisit our
Flickr photostream