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The Sleeper and the Spindle

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The Sleeper and the Spindle

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Author: Neil Gaiman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014
Little, Brown and Company, 2013

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Book Type: Novelette
Genre: Fantasy
Sub-Genre Tags: Fairytale Fantasy
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This novelette originally appeared in the anthology Rags & Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales (2013), edited by Melissa Marr and Tim Pratt.

It was the closest kingdom to the queen's, as the crow flies, but not even the crows flew it.

You may think you know this story. There's a young queen about to be married. There are some good, brave, hardy dwarfs; a castle shrouded in thorns; and a princess cursed by a witch, so rumor has it, to sleep forever.

But no one is waiting for a noble prince to appear on his trusty steed here. This fairy tale is spun with a thread of dark magic, which twists and turns and glints and shines. A queen might just prove herself a hero if a princess needs rescuing....


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