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Pelzmantel: A Medieval Tale [Read] ➮ Pelzmantel: A Medieval Tale By K.A. Laity – Thomashillier.co.uk A woman who s a fox a kitchen maid who s a princess and a walnut with a wardrobe Princess Hallgerd hides where no one will be likely to find her working as a cook s dogsbody, lighting fires, peeling p A woman who s a fox a kitchen maid who s a princess and a walnut with a wardrobe Princess Hallgerd hides where no one will be likely to find her working as a cook s dogsbody, lighting fires, peeling potatoes, and toting kettles Her only friend is Nanna, her family s longtime caregiver On the plus side, she s found out that Nanna is really Carae Mna, a centuries old Irish witch On the minus side, they re both in hiding from the witch s oldest enemy, a mage Pelzmantel: A PDF \ who has taken over Hallgerd s father and her land How can Hallgerd win back her home and Nanna her human skin And what about that wardrobe in the walnut Pelzmantel spins a tale of medieval magic where people and things are seldom what they seem to be on the surface Infused with genuine magical lore and history, this inspired retelling of the Grimm Brothers Allerleirau uncovers the seldom glimpsed world behind the glitz the hard work that keeps a castle running and the secrets lives of women in the Middle Ages This edition includes three additional magical stories one never before published and an essay on medieval magic.


10 thoughts on “Pelzmantel: A Medieval Tale

  1. Michael Fierce Michael Fierce says:

    Absolutely wonderful A new favorite I know I will read again I hope to write a better review eventuallly.


  2. Melanti Melanti says:

    I was a bit leery of this book, since I ve neither heard of the publisher nor of the author but I adore Donkeyskin and Allerleirauh retellings, so I figured I d take a wild leap of faith and give it a try And to my surprise, it has a glowing intro by the wonderful Elizabeth Hand Hopefully, that fact will reassure any doubters as much as it reassured me The summary talks about the medieval magic magic that is portrayed as someone of that era would have known and thought of it I particula I was a bit leery of this book, since I ve neither heard of the publisher nor of the author but I adore Donkeyskin and Allerleirauh retellings, so I figured I d take a wild leap of faith and give it a try And to my surprise, it has a glowing intro by the wonderful Elizabeth Hand Hopefully, that fact will reassure any doubters as much as it reassured me The summary talks about the medieval magic magic that is portrayed as someone of that era would have known and thought of it I particularly enjoyed that aspect of the book, as well as the concluding essay on the topic.I also liked the fact that Laity manages to make the traditional ending make sense view spoiler The potentially incestuous father being forgiven for his sins has always rather bugged me Laity adds in a detail that he was influenced by an evil mage, and thus his sins aren t entirely his fault It makes his character and the happily ever after ending a lotpalatable, and I certainly enjoyed this versionthan Lackey s horrible he was insane but now he s magically better hide spoiler I m definitely going to be readingof Laity s work in the future.There s a couple of formatting issues, though Most important was the lack of a table of contents With it being an anthology, it was aggravating not knowing how long the story was For any future reference, the titular retelling is approximately 90% of the book


  3. Ela Ela says:

    I will probably writecoherent review later, but just so you have some idea as the synopsis suggests, this is an Allerleirauh retelling told from the Witch s Nanny s point of view It s worth reading especially for its portrayal of magic and some really great twists the Princess getting the foreign Prince s attention deliberately so she can ask him for help against the evil wizard who took over her kingdom The ending was somewhat anticlimatic though The Princess was a mold of perfect I will probably writecoherent review later, but just so you have some idea as the synopsis suggests, this is an Allerleirauh retelling told from the Witch s Nanny s point of view It s worth reading especially for its portrayal of magic and some really great twists the Princess getting the foreign Prince s attention deliberately so she can ask him for help against the evil wizard who took over her kingdom The ending was somewhat anticlimatic though The Princess was a mold of perfection which was kinda boring A little bit of romance is there towards the end but since the story is not viewed through the eyes of the Princess, we miss all the juicy bits


  4. The Fairy Godmother The Fairy Godmother says:

    Retelling of Allerleirau.


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