These five novels share the familiar landscape of Sleeping Beauty’s story, but each imagines the journey across that landscape in wildly different ways.
Enchantment This novel tells of a love so strong it brings this pair of seekers together despite profound cultural differences. But now, stalked across worlds by a terrible darkness they have to ask, can love do more than keep them close? Can it keep them safe?
A Kiss in Time Two voices intertwine here -- the boy who finds a comatose town with a drop-dead gorgeous girl asleep in the middle of it, and the girl herself who, after centuries, awakens “in the same place but in another time – to a stranger’s soft kiss.” Which voice will have the last word?
A Wicked Thing Princess Aurora is afraid. All the books say she should be living happily ever after, but now she wonders, has the sleeping curse left a mark on her soul as wicked as the witch who ensnared her with a poison spindle?
Spindle's End McKinley has created a book so steeped in dark magic that readers will feel menaced as well as entertained.
Briar Rose With startling originality this version of Sleeping Beauty entwines the looming curse of a poison spindle with the terror of the Holocaust. It is definitely not the fairytale your mother told you.