|Broken Goddess, the (1990) [Novel]|
by Hans Bemmann
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(From the publisher):
Addressing a conference on the contemporary relevance of fairy-tale themes, a complacent young academic is floored when a beautiful woman demands to know whether or not he actually believes
them. Intrigued and attracted, he follows her out of the conference - and into a fairy tale.
So begins a strange quest in pursuit of his elusive princess, through a realm of talking beasts and immeasurable distances, of monstrous dangers and magical gifts. Struggling after the girl-lion towards the distant tower, waylaid by snares and pitfalls as he tumbles in and out of reality, the reluctant hero slowly learns that expertise is no substitute for faith...
Original title: Die beschädigte Göttin
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Fairy Tales
- This book is apparently part of a trilogy ("The Enchanted" - "Die Verzauberten" in German). However, this is the only book which has been translated into English.