HERO by Alethea Kontis Published by: Harcourt Books, Hardcover: pages Series: The Woodcutter Sisters #2 My rating: 7/10 First. Book Hero During the Nebula Awards in May, I got to meet and interview Alethea Kontis, who’s fairy tale book, Enchanted, was nominated for. Hero by Alethea Kontis, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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She has adventures to embark on! That said, the balance is quite good. March aoethea, at The contrast between her and Sunday is enormous, and not just in height.

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It is preceded by Enchanted and Hero. Alethea Kontis has often spoken of a novella in the making, chronicling the events that Trix encounters while Saturday is off hero-ing.

There was just So. It may not have been the best execution ever, but once again this story rings with the potential of what could have been. It’s actually a refreshing pleasure to read the angst and drama coming not from the character but the situations they’re placed in. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: I also want to mention the final chapters in particular because they painted a picture. With elements from traditional fairy tales and myths, Dearest is the most romantic Woodcutter adventure yet.

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I don’t think my not reading Hero had anything to do with my low rating of this book. After an ocean grows across the land, refugees stumble into the castle.


I think another stumbling block for this one is the beginning. She is supported by an equally strong male, whose strength is not derived from his masculinity.

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Is Saturday powerful enough to kill the mountain witch her holds her captive and Rough and tumble Saturday Woodcutter thinks she’s the only one of her sisters without any magic—until the day she accidentally conjures an ocean in the backyard. Thus my recent and awesome! I loved this book.

As in the first novel, Trix — the litte adopted changeling — stole my heart with aletha he did. March 18, at 8: Don’t even get her started on magic and alethwa the trouble it causes. I just didn’t love it. You know that person who always has a book in their purse and a glass of wine on hand? To ask other readers questions about Heroplease sign up. Even allethea, in the confusion my publisher assumed I had taken the reins completely and was sending books and fees in to every RWA contest…which meant Enchanted completely missed being submitted to the RITA for consideration at all.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. That is why these books are so brilliant.

And while the same characters feature and references are made to the events of Enchanted in Hero, you could probably read this one without reading the first book and still enjoy it. I liked the exploration of the world, beyond just the incorporated fairy tales; there was some solid world building especially concerning religion. her


She alethfa connects with one, Tristan, and knows he is her destiny. Which is to say that Saturday is an incredibly human protagonist. I did not enter any of the RWA Chapter contests. This story focuses on Saturday Woodcutter, whose sister Sunday from Enchanted is now queen.

Hines, author of Libriomancer “Alethea Kontis: But what about the boys? While using a magic mirror she breaks the world, and the ocean expands and comes almost to the Woodcutter doorstep.

That s more than most people get. I hope the planets align again sooner than seven years from now. Joyland Stephen King Audiobook Review.

Want more Woodcutter books? I hate using cliches, but I felt like I was there. Enchanted finaled in only one of them. New gods, cultures, and other countries are simply thrown into the story at a bewildering rate. With a central arc that resolves nicely Hero still promises even kontia adventure and mayhem to come for the kingdom of Arilland and the Woodcutter family.

Fantasy Books for Kids. Overall, I found this an enjoyable read and will go back and read the first volume in ehro series.