What happens when “happily ever after” has come and gone?
On the eve of her only daughter, Princess Raven’s wedding, an aging Snow White finds it impossible to share in the joyous spirit of the occasion. The ceremony itself promises to be the most glamorous social event of the decade. Snow White’s castle has been meticulously scrubbed, polished and opulently decorated for the celebration. It is already nearly bursting with jubilant guests and merry well-wishers. Prince Edel, Raven’s fiancé, is a fine man from a neighboring kingdom and Snow White’s own domain is prosperous and at peace. Things could not be better, in fact, except for one thing:
The king is dead.
The queen has been in a moribund state of hopeless depression for over a year with no end in sight. It is only when, in a fit of bitter despair, she seeks solitude in the vastness of her own sprawling castle and climbs a long disused and forgotten tower stair that she comes face to face with herself in the very same magic mirror used by her stepmother of old.
It promises her respite in its shimmering depths, but can Snow White trust a device that was so precious to a woman who sought to cause her such irreparable harm? Can she confront the demons of her own difficult past to discover a better future for herself and her family? And finally, can she release her soul-crushing grief and suffocating loneliness to once again discover what “happily ever after” really means?
Only time will tell as she wrestles with her past and is forced to confront The Reflections of Queen Snow White.
This review was requested by the author of the book himself. Kudos to you, David!
David Meredith’s take on the classic Grimm’s fairy tale was truly amazing. Whenever I had read Snow White in the past, I often wondered about Snow White’s future after she marries the prince. The author of “The Reflections of Queen Snow White” gave me closure on this subject. In the novel, he gives the readers an explanation of what happens to Snow White and the prince after “happily ever after”. I also enjoyed how the author managed to make his interpretation of the old tale darker and more psychological. The characters had inner demons, and I saw a much more realistic and gritty side to the characters of the Grimm Brothers’ beloved fairy tale. I also enjoyed how the author incorporated certain characters into his novel, characters who had often been overlooked in the original story. In conclusion, I felt that this novel was a stunning and captivating take on an old story that was known and loved by many.
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