This week I'm featuring Fly with the Arrow (Bluebeard's Secret #1) by Sarah K.L. Wilson. I'm not very familiar with the original Bluebeard tale, but I'm really loving this story.
No one told her the most important law of the court - the Law of Greeting.
If they had, maybe she wouldn't have greeted Bluebeard when he arrived to claim a mortal wife. And if she hadn't greeted him, she wouldn't have become his sixteenth wife or been swept away to the lands of the Wittenhame.
But if none of that had happened, then she wouldn't have been an integral part of the game that takes place every two hundred years - a game that determines the fates of nations .
For not all is as it seems, not in her homeland of Pensmoore, not in the Wittenhame, and certainly not in her new marriage.
Some laws are talked about by all - featured in story and song - and as a result, it's easy to know that if you turn traitor to the king, you'll soon see your head mounted on the battlements of Pensmoore, or if you steal another woman's horse, a hempen noose will be the last to embrace you.
It's not those laws that are the problem. It's the other kind of laws. The laws no one talks about.
"In less than an hour," he proclaimed to me, "the sun will rise and with it will dawn my silence. So, think on this, wife. I want you near me until we return to this home of mine. The world of the Wittenhame is a dangerous place and I dare not let you be stolen from my grasp."
What have you been reading lately?
Fly With the Arrow seems like an excellent retelling. I haven't read many reimagined versions of Bluebeard, but I need to change that. Have a great weekend!ReplyDelete
I think this was my first Bluebeard retelling, but I'm eager to read more. This was so good! :)Delete
I do really like the Bluebeard fairy tale so this one is absolutely going on my TBR! I love the idea of the game and the Law of Greeting already. Thanks for the recommendation and I hope you have a lovely weekend :)ReplyDelete
Juli @ A Universe in Words
Yeah, I was so intrigued by the Law of Greeting. I had to know more. It sounded so ominous! Hope you have a lovely weekend too! :)Delete
Love that cover!ReplyDelete
I do too. It's so pretty! :)Delete
I have not heard of this one. I am reading Beyond the Tides by Liz Johnson.ReplyDelete
Ooh, I want to read that one! Hope you're enjoying it! :)Delete
It's a good one! :)Delete
Off to check this one out further on GR! :-) Happy weekend!ReplyDelete
I absolutely loved it. It's so good! Happy weekend! :)Delete
Love the sound of this one! I hope it ends as well as it begins. :)ReplyDelete
It was great, though it did have a bit of a cliffhanger, so I'm very eager for the next one. :)Delete
Good to know about the cliffhanger ending! I might wait to read this one until the next book comes out.Delete
Yeah, I just saw that the synopsis for book two was updated with this: "Warning: There are four books in this series. Read at your own risk." So I'm guessing the next one will probably end in a cliffhanger too. Hopefully they'll release quickly because I hate waiting forever for the next one when it leaves me hanging.Delete
What a wonderful cover! And the books sounds fascinating. I love a good retelling!ReplyDelete
I do too! I don't know how close it was to the original because I've not read it, but this one was so good! Loved it! :)Delete