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Wild Swans, the (1999) [Novel]
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England, 1689: Banished from her father's house, Lady Eliza Grey's one wish is to find her long-lost brothers. She does, only to discover them enslaved by a strange and terrible magic. Now, caught in a fairy tale turned real, she vows to break the spell and free those she loves - even though her loyalty may cost Eliza her life...

New York, 1981: Banished from his father's house, Elias Latham's one wish is to find acceptance. He does, only to discover his new family and friends falling prey to a dreadful and mysterious plague. Now, caught in a nightmare turned real, Elias vows to stand beside those he loves - even though his faithfulness may cost him his life...

Original title: The Wild Swans
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGay & Lesbian
Fairy Tales & FolkloreReinterpretations

Edition #1: Wild Swans, the

Wild Swans, the (1999)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "As intricately woven as the nettle shirts Eliza makes for her swan brothers, this moving book will remain with me for a long, long time." Jane Yolen
  • "Despite subtle correspondences between the two stories--including shared names, common images and mutual reflections on sibling and parental relationships--there is not enough synergy to fuse their themes or distinguish either as more than a simple parable. Nevertheless, Kerr's characters are sensitively rendered, and their plights make for a moving meditation on the ties that bind individuals to family and community." Publishers Weekly
  • "The book should appeal to fans of authors such as Mercedes Lackey." Library Journal
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Wild Swans, the (1999)

ISBN: 0446673668

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