A Curse Dark as Gold (PDF)


A Curse Dark as Gold

A Curse Dark as Gold summary ✓ 8 En mill It promises a future for her sister jobs for her townsfolk security against her grasping uncle maybe even true love To get the thread Charlotte must strike a bargain with its maker the mysterious Jack Spinner But the gleam of gold c. I ve been savoring this one I mean I read a chunk every day don t get me wrong But if something happened to come up at night during my normal reading time instead of muttering Vital point like I usually do I was up for itWatch a movie SureClean out a few boxes from the study Let s do itBecause I just didn t want this book to end It than lived up to the expectations I had having heard such wonderful early reviews And I was so pleased that it did because the initial prospect of a Rumpelstiltskin retelling was not all that attractiveLet s face it in its original form it s an awful fairy tale Awful Dad sells his nameless daughter to Awful King in exchange for money Awful King threatens nameless daughter with death unless she is able to spin straw into gold Otherwise he ll marry her Then to top it all off creepily Awful Dwarf appears and saves nameless daughter s baconin exchange for her potential first born child And she s willing to make this Awful Bargain because she really doesn t want to die and can see no other way out So she marries Awful King makes a baby with him shocker and when Awful Dwarf comes to claim his due is only able to save her baby by guessing his Awful Name Yeah Not my favorite fairy taleTurns out it wasn t Elizabeth C Bunce s favorite either I love that she rewrote it because it bothered her And she did such a splendid job filling in the cracks reworking the plot carefully shaping it into a lovely tale of courage and ill luck curses and redemption The setting was a perfect choice eighteenth century England just on the cusp of the Industrial Revolution And the beautiful names Charlotte Miller Randall Woodstone Shearing Stirwaters Jack Spinner The names truly belong to their characters and places I could tell each one was carefully chosen for effect like a Dickens cast And I was drawn to them the animate and inanimate alike For the mill the mansion and the curse itself are characters in their own right Bunce s beautiful unselfconscious writing propels the story forward to its climactic conclusion This is a dark drafty remarkably real tale and like Jack Spinner it will spin its golden thread around you

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A Curse Dark as Gold summary ✓ 8 This winner of the William C Morris Award for best YA debut novel is a ghost story spun with a romance woven with a mystery and shot through with fairy taleThe gold thread promises Charlotte Miller a chance to save her family's beloved wool. I bought this book expecting to fall in love with it and it did not let me down It was an incredible story and my head is spinning with everything I want to say about itFirst of all I was touched before the story even began In Elizabeth Bunce s acknowledgements she says And lastly to my husband Christopher for always being there If I wrote you into a story no one would believe you were real I think that is lovely and I was in love with the author from the get goOn that subject make sure you read the Author s Note at the end I thought it was a fantastic addition to the story in itself She touches on several key points of her story and I thought the notes were fascinatingNow the story I thought it began a tad slow although I was in love with Charlotte Miller from the beginning From the first paragraph she easily takes on the strong female lead role There are so many lovely characters in this storyeveryone from the witchy midwife Biddy Tom to the wool dyer Mr Mordant added such rich life to the storyUsually when a book begins too fairy tale like I get annoyed but Curse has such a great mix of reality and fairy tale that it works The things that would normally seem like uite a stretch just work in this case I love reading a book with a constant cloud of suspense Through this entire book you get the something is just not RIGHT feeling and it intensifies as Charlotte uncovers just exactly what it is that isn t right She falls in love with Randall At first he seems like a knight in shining armor then his character begins to look a bit weak I wonder if that was on purpose I hope so then at the end he really does help save the dayAnywayI m rambling Suffice it to say that I LOVED this story and I highly recommend it to anyone that loves YA fantasy or fairy tale retellings

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A Curse Dark as Gold summary ✓ 8 Onjures a shadowy past secrets ensnaring generations of Millers And Charlotte's mill her family her love what do those matter to a stranger who can spin straw into gold This is an award winning and wholly original retelling of Rumplestiltsk. This is a good book but I didn t enjoy reading itGood writing good dialogue tightly woven plot good research BUT for 90% of the book neither the reader nor the narrator know what s going on which is 1 incredibly frustrating and 2 leads to a big info dump at the endThe time and place is unspecified which being a fairy tale should be ok but here I was slightly maddened that the writer tried to put such a real world context to it especially all the information about the early Industrial Revolution yet refused to give so much as the current monarch s nameWhat I did like was here the Rumpelstiltskin character was both menacing and sympathetic I ve seen versions where he is one or the other but the combination here was a new twist although it took forever and a day to clarify who he was and how he got all his powers in the first place was too vagueIt was pretty horrifying to learn that generations of the Miller family had been willing to choose a pile of timber over their own sons and considering how dangerously schizophrenic the mill itself was I was cheering on for its demise the whole book despite the supposedly positive role model of the main character being a girl in man s world proving she could too run a business I didn t like the main character she really failed to elicit my sympathy especially her tendency to be so practical as to ignore all evidence pointing towards the supernatural and then AND THEN when she jumps on board the SS Witchcraft full steam ahead damn the torpedoes she promises without being tricked into saying it Anything as the payment Never promise anything next thing you known John the Baptist s head is on a sliver plate the sun chariot gets crashed and surprise surprise you re asked to hand over your own baby What rock was she living under

  • Paperback
  • 396
  • A Curse Dark as Gold
  • Elizabeth C. Bunce
  • English
  • 10 October 2019
  • 9780439895774

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    A Curse Dark as Gold (PDF) Let’s just make this perfectly clear I loved this book Fairy tales retold are pretty much a sure thing with me but this one’s a humdinger You think you know Rumplestiltskin Think againElizabeth Bunce refers to her work as “historical fantasy” and she’s dead on One of the main strengths of A Curse Dark a

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    A Curse Dark as Gold (PDF) I bought this book expecting to fall in love with it and it did not let me down It was an incredible story and my head is spinning with everything I want to say about itFirst of all I was touched before the story even began In Elizabeth Bunce's acknowledgements she says And lastly to my husband Christopher for always being there If I wrote you into a story no one would believe you were real I think that is lov

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    A Curse Dark as Gold (PDF) If you like me are hard pressed to find truly chilling gothic fiction then A Curse Dark as Gold is not one to pass up As a re telling of “Rumplestiltskin” this novel is haunting poetic and – most importantly – whole Out of all the fairy tales in the world “Rumplestiltskin” is easily my least favorite After all who really wants to read the story of a nameless heroine who later betrays the only charac

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    review A Curse Dark as Gold A Curse Dark as Gold (PDF) download Õ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Elizabeth C. Bunce I LOVED this book Loved the way this retelling of Rumplestilskin was fit into a real setting loved the way even despicable characte

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    A Curse Dark as Gold (PDF) download Õ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Elizabeth C. Bunce review A Curse Dark as Gold Every possible fairytale is eventually hunted down and stripped of its elements for middle grade and YA novel reinterpret

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    Elizabeth C. Bunce ✓ 8 free download download Õ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Elizabeth C. Bunce A Curse Dark as Gold (PDF) This is a good book but I didn't enjoy reading itGood writing good dialogue tightly woven plot good research BUT for 90% of the book neither the reader nor the narrator know what's going on which is 1 incredibly frustrating and 2 lead

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    Elizabeth C. Bunce ✓ 8 free download A Curse Dark as Gold (PDF) Not a bad book really justa book that had some aspects to it that kept me from enjoying it enough to give it stars A pet peeve of mine in fiction is when a protagonist constantly makes the wrong decision in situations that might have brought about a sooner resolution Specifically when other characters who want to and can help ask her what'

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    A Curse Dark as Gold (PDF) download Õ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Elizabeth C. Bunce Elizabeth C. Bunce ✓ 8 free download If there is one word that I would use to sum up this book it's intricate I was floored to find out that this was the author's debut novel Ms Bunce is up there with the best veterans of the fantasy genreCharlotte Miller knows her share of hardships Her mother and baby brother died and the book starts with the read

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