Dare to Read

August 9, 2011

Active Princesses / Passive Princes, is This a New Trend?

Filed under: Books, Reviews,On Reading,On Writing — carmenferreiroesteban @ 11:13 am
Tags: , , ,

 

 

 

 

In his Princesses Novels, Jim C. Hines has rewritten the traditional Fairy Tales (Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and Red Riding Hood) transforming the passive princesses into warriors. The result is an action packed story for grownups where the prince stays at home while the princess carries the adventure.

I am all for spunky heroines and equality among genres–Andrea, the protagonist of Two Moon Princess is not your traditional beautiful, stay at home princess–but while I read the fourth book in the series, The Snow Queen’s Shadow, I found myself wishing for a more active prince.

What about you? How do you like your heroes/heroines?

You can read a full review of The Snow Queen’s Shadow at http://www.myshelf.com/scifi_fantasy/11/snowqueensshadow.htm

Thanks so much to Realm Lovejoy for the beautiful cover shown above. She blogs at (http://realmlovejoy.blogspot.com/2011/03/author-interview-carmen-ferreiro.html).

May 9, 2011

Wanted: Loving, Caring Mother. Missing in Fairy Tales

Filed under: On Writing,The Enchanted Inkpot — carmenferreiroesteban @ 11:12 am
Tags: , , , ,

by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban

When the children are the protagonists of the story, the mothers must go.

If you want to explore how different writers approach this subject in fantasy, check my post at The Enchanged Inkpot.

http://enchantedinkpot.livejournal.com/90258.html