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    Mercedes Lackey(Author)

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After his wife's untimely death, a powerful sorcerer dedicates his life to seeking revenge against all womankind. He turns his captives into beautiful swans--who briefly regain human form by the fleeting light of the moon. Only Odette, noblest of the enchanted flock, has the courage to confront her captor. But can she gain the allies she needs to free herself and the other swan-maidens from their magical slavery?A monumental tale of loyalty and betrayal, of magic good and evil, of love both carnal and pure, and of the duality of human nature, The Black Swan is a rich tapestry which is sure to become an all-time masterpiece of fantasy.

The story of SWAN LAKE, beautifully retold by a master storyteller --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • PDF | 402 pages
  • Mercedes Lackey(Author)
  • Daw Books; Reissue edition (May 2000)
  • English
  • 4
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy

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  • By candy on 26 July 2012

    A great story for all those who like me don't actually know the original story of the Black Swan.I simply enjoyed the story, seeing how the main character grows wise to her father's controlling ways and finally decides she must escape and help those who have been hurt by him. I thought the ending was original, in that it didn't end completed with her in the arms of her first lover as most books tend to do. Instead it was opened ended with the suggestion that when she was ready she would look for love, probably with the man who had begun to fall for her.Though I guess if you do know the original story of the Black Swan it can only enhance it by giving a different take on it.

  • By Guest on 14 February 2001

    This book was well thought out, with believeable characters with whom I could really empathise with. I even felt sorry for the prince at one point. It had all the magical feel a really great fantasy book should have. The ending was true genius. There wasn't one moment where I lost the plot or got lost in a sub plot. The descriptions of the places were vivid and colourful. It is just a shame that it was a single book because it left me wanting more.


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