Adult fairytale!

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I had to buythis one after reading the First Impression!

Gilded is an adult-retelling of Rumpelstiltskin focused on Serilda, a peasant miller’s daughter. When Serilda rescues to magical creatures, a series of events is set in motion that will change your life forever. Blessed by the gods of lies, Serilda uses her wet and quick thinking to navigate events that are at times horrific and incredible.

In this version, Gild (Who we suspect is Rumpelstiltskin) is the sympathetic quasi-ghost trapped in the terrifying Alderking’s castle. There appears to be more than meets the eye, however, as Serilda learns more about the origins of the King of death and of the castle itself.

Overall, the story contained delightful touches of German culture and language. The writing itself draws the reader in almost immediately, which I knew from the First Impression. Even the jacket cover is immediately gripping, and accurately portrays the adult retelling of this fairytale. 10/10 would recommend!