Saturday, November 17, 2007

Wildwood Dancing by Marilllier

Three cousins, the youngest just eight-years-old play on a lake in forest Draculi not knowing they are watched over by witch Draguta and make silent wishes for their future. Draguta grants these wishes and their lives are changed forever. Every full moon five pretty girls pass through a portal in their bedroom into the realm of elves and dance the night away. A boy turns into a frog and the frog turns into a man. A jealous younger brother becomes a domineering, angry, manipulative land owner.True love is found and lost. Nine years later one of the three revisits the lake and calls on Draguta for help. The help is not at all what she hoped for but is never the less what she asked for and the story plays itself out to its finale in this fantasy intertwined with bits of fairy tale magic. Wonderful.
jdw 11/17/07

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