Friday, November 27, 2020

Princess Floralinda and the Forty-Flight Tower by Tamsyn Muir

This book was so much fun! Fantastic! Last year, I remember hearing more buzz about Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir than about any other ten books combined. Every sentence about it had at least one exclamation mark at the end.  It was that kind of book. When I finally got a copy of it and read it, I was underwhelmed. I liked the characters and parts of the setting, but I found the language and style detracted from the plot. I also couldn’t keep the giant cast of characters straight. I wish I had read this book first. 

Princess Floralinda and the Forty-Flight Tower is a fantasy novella that is about half fairy tale deconstruction, and half D&D random monster generator delightfulness. A princess, trapped in a tower by a witch, starts getting tired of princes to rescue her and starts to rescue herself. A delightful premise that is wonderfully executed. It is a joy to read and I look forward to more books by Ms. Muir in the future. Thanks to NetGalley for a free eARC in exchange for an honest review.