In the tradition of her acclaimed fairy-tale-inspired novel,
The Serpent's Shadow, best-selling author Mercedes Lackey re-imagines Sleeping Beauty-as a dark and enchanting Edwardian fantasy. Marina is the cherished daughter of the wealthy Roeswood family, practioners of Elemental Magic. But evil portents have warned her parents that Marina will be killed before her 18th birthday-by the hand of her own aunt.
Poor Justice to a Wonderful Story
I've been a fan of Mercedes Lackey since I first picked up one of her Valdemar books. So it makes me sad that this production of the Gates of Sleep was so disappointing. Riddled with places where the narrator stumbles over words, and seems to skip over a section of text entirely, the production was altogether displeasing. And it makes me sad because The Gates of Sleep is a truely wonderful recreation of the classic tale of Sleepy Beauty. The poor rating is for the quality of the audio recording and has nothing to do with the quality of the story, which is absolutly delightful.
Lovely book, Terrible narrator
I love Mercedies Lackey, since I was young and found her arrows of the queen series. I love this book. I hate the narrator. She stumbles over phases, misprounounces names, and is just not generally very good. I was dissapointed in this representation of this great book.