Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (96): Chrysanthe by Yves Meynard

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Chrysanthe by Yves Meynard 
Publisher:Tor Books
Publish Date: March 13, 2012

Publisher's Description
Christine, the princess and heir to the real world of Chrysanthe, is kidnapped as a small child by a powerful magician and exiled in a Made World that is a version of our present reality. In exile, supervised by her strict "uncle"(actually a wizard in disguise), she undergoes bogus memory recovery therapy, through which she is forced to remember childhood rape and abuse by her parents and others. She is terribly stunted emotionally by this terrifying plot, but at seventeen discovers it is all a lie. Christine escapes with a rescuer, Sir Quentin, a knight from Chrysanthe, in a thrilling chase across realities.

Once home, the magical standoff caused by her exile is broken, and a war begins, in spite of the best efforts of her father, the king, and his wizard, Melogian. And that war, which takes up nearly the last third of the work, is a marvel of magical invention and terror, a battle between good and evil forces that resounds with echoes of the great battles of fantasy literature.

* A princess, an adventure, magic, a knight, and a battle...yes! - Jessica

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  1. Sounds good, I think I would like this one! :)

  2. Wow, sounds like a great read . . . a little dark, but very exciting.

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  3. Hmm, I'm kind of on the fence about this one. Sounds kind of YA-ish, but also seems to have a rather dark edge. Then again, any book with an epic war is worth checking out.

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  4. Oh I love the synopsis, adding this book to my wishlist! Thanks for sharing! :)

  5. Sounds liek a really messed up version of Narnia crossed with the Wizard of Oz films... O.O

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  6. This book sounds soo good! I love stories like this one. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  7. This sounds crazy... I would be so mad if someone gave me such horrible memories. I totally want to read this and see what she does! Thx for sharing!
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  8. Interesting pick! I always find new books on your blog! :)

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  9. Remembering childhood rape and abuse by her parents and others is a little off putting to me. It would depend on how detailed this book is on those parts, but I'm not sure I could read that one.


  10. Wow! This sounds interesting! Nice pick!

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