NetGalley Devours: Cobweb Bride by Vera Nazarian
Today I’m excited to review a fantasy title from one of our independent publishers. Did you catch Cobweb Bride in our recent NetGalley Roundup? If you’ve already read and reviewed this book, be sure to share your review via the Feedback section in NetGalley, or on Facebook and Twitter! (#NGdevours)
Cobweb Bride by Vera Nazarian
Norilana Books; Pub Date July 15, 2013
COBWEB BRIDE (Cobweb Bride Trilogy, Book One) is a history-flavored fantasy novel with romantic elements of the Persephone myth, about Death’s ultimatum to the world.
In an alternate Renaissance world, somewhere in an imaginary “pocket” of Europe called the Kingdom of Lethe, Death comes, in the form of a grim Spaniard, to claim his Bride. Until she is found, in a single time-stopping moment, all dying stops. There is no relief for the mortally wounded and the terminally ill.
While kings and emperors send expeditions to search for a suitable Bride for Death, armies of the undead wage an endless war… A black knight roams the forest at the command of his undead father… Spies and political treacheries abound at the imperial Silver Court…. Murdered lovers find themselves locked in the realm of the living…
And one small village girl, Percy—an unwanted, ungainly middle daughter—is faced with the responsibility of granting her dying grandmother the desperate release she needs.
As a result, Percy joins the crowds of other young women of the land in a desperate quest to Death’s own mysterious holding in the deepest forests of the North…
And everyone is trying to stop her. [From the Publisher]
Fantasy is one of my favorite genres—I love getting lost in new worlds with new rules. And as far as getting lost goes, Cobweb Bride did not disappoint! Nazarian has woven a skillful web—the themes of loss and being lost are found throughout the various story lines that converge within this story. Continue reading “NetGalley Devours: Cobweb Bride”