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Miranda and Caliban

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We all know the tale of Prospero's quest for revenge, but what of Miranda's? Orthat of Caliban, the so-called savage Prospero chained to his will? In this incredible retelling of the fantastical tale, Jacqueline Carey shows readers the other side of the coin - the dutiful and tenderhearted Miranda, who loves her father but is terribly lonely. And Caliban, the strange and feral boy Prospero has bewitched to serve him. While Prospero weaves his magic and dreams of revenge, these two will find solace and companionship in each other. Miranda and Caliban is bestselling fantasy author Jacqueline Carey's gorgeous retelling of The Tempest. With hypnotic prose and a wild imagination, Carey explores the themes of twisted love and unchecked power that lie at the heart of Shakespeare's masterpiece, while serving up a fresh take on the play's iconic characters. It is dazzling.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 155 x 236 x 22.86mm | 362.87g
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 076538681X
  • 9780765386816
  • 761,708

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"In this stand-alone, Carey evokes the same stunning worldbuilding and imagery of her "Kushiel's Legacy" and "Sundering" series, as she stirs new emotions from an old story and reveals another side to Shakespeare's epic play."--Library Journal (starred review)

"Carey turns Shakespeare's The Tempest on its head, in ways that are always supportable by the original text, with this brilliant deconstruction. The foreordained pattern of the play mixes beautifully with Carey's intricate characterization and eye for sensory detail, building mercilessly to dazzling, and devastating, tragic effect."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"An eye-opening departure from her previous fantasy yarns, Carey re imagines the back story of Shakespeare's The Tempest as a tale of star-crossed lovers...[Carey] transforms the largely passive Shakespearean Miranda into a dutiful yet dignified and ultimately tragic figure...Intriguing and impressive while remaining inextricable from its dramatic context."--Kirkus Reviews

"Infused with dark magic, broken trust, and lost innocence...Miranda and Caliban, both narrators with distinct voices, are given rich inner lives through Carey's delicate, sensitive portrayal."--Booklist
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About Jacqueline Carey

JACQUELINE CAREY is the author of the New York Times bestselling Kushiel's Legacy series, beginning with Kushiel's Dart, Kushiel's Chosen and Kushiel's Avatar, The Sundering epic fantasy duology, postmodern fables "Santa Olivia" and "Saints Astray," and the Agent of Hel contemporary fantasy series. Carey lives in west Michigan.
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1,415 ratings
3.71 out of 5 stars
5 23% (320)
4 39% (558)
3 27% (380)
2 9% (129)
1 2% (28)
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