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Amber Quill,2003, 192 pp.
ISBN: 1592799353

Rapunzel feels gratitude towards her rescuer Prince D'arius for she loathes the tower where she was incarcerated until he freed her. She falls in love with her hero, but alas this is not a fairy tale where they live happily ever after. D'arius is a married man. Rapunzel is saddened but wiser to the insincere male world she has just joined.

Rapunzel refuses to let down her hair ever again when the next male in her life, Master Eremis the silversmith, turns out to be as much as a cad as her prince. On the other hand, she feels quite safe with a male cat Hemingway that she finds until she learns that her feline is actually a prince caught in a changing spell. He persuades the kind but still naive Rapunzel to save his people from an evil that wants to destroy them, but to do so they must to travel through time to enlist a help of a twentieth century word wizard sharing a surname and more with the feline prince.

This adult fairy tale will leave readers laughing especially at the puns and other bon mots that would send Sigmund Furred to a littered couch. The story line is loaded with amusing action as Rapunzel gains insight to the road rules of the real world which leads to fans enjoying this facetious follow-up to the Rapunzel tale. Aside to Staci Layne Wilson: In an emergency room in Germany, doctors perform surgery opening the stomach of a wolf in an attempt to free a senior citizen swallowed alive while the woman's red hooded granddaughter walks the waiting room.

Harriet Klausner
The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner



Rapunzel of the fairy tale escapes the tower and this is the story of how she copes with that. A little ways into the book, she meets a talking cat who actually turns out to be a human prince -- in the story, he and Rapunzel must travel through time to find the remedy and foil the enemy.
The review of this Book prepared by Ronna Hest








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 40%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   humorous or laughable FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   part earth & part fantasy world Romance    -   Yes Romance plotlets:    -   love among disparate social classes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Animal Story    -   Yes Kind of animal    -   cat

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King    -   servant Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

Terrain    -   Water    -   Mountains    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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