“They walked to the east, all four of them, away from the sunset and the lands they knew, into the night”
Neil Gaiman is a masterly spinner of tales of infinite variety. In The Sleeper and the Spindle he reworks a classic fairy tale, well actually kind of two, into a hauntingly beautiful and original work. Accompanied by the rich illustrations of Chris Riddell, this is a delight.
I think I just got a little too effusive in my praise, I just knocked coffee all over my top. Fear not it was already cold.
Back to the slim sixty something pages of gorgeousness. I am entirely grateful to the fabulous Nicki for lending me this attractive volume. Any chance to walk in the wondrous world of Gaiman is one I would gladly take. Did I mention there is a kick ass queen?
5 out of 5 fairy tales can be beautiful and non Disney-like.