(Library of Congress description):
A young man with a swan's wing for an arm, a stone carver searching for an object worthy of his talent, and a goose girl travel together searching for their heart's desire which is revealed to them in an unusual way.
The Countess Almira was not a witch...But she ruled the City with a firm hand and a cold heart, and the songs that praised her icy beauty claimed that even the snow fell at her command. She had an appetite for wonders and marvels, for oddities and freaks of nature - so when her gaze fell upon Lothar, the handsome, desperate young lord with a swan's wing in place of one arm, she immediately wanted him for her own. Lothar's heart turned numb under her cold gaze, and he forgot his companions, his quest - forgot everything but the white beauty of the Countess. And a new song went around the streets and bawdy houses of the City: The Lady lay within her bower, And toyed with her wedding ring, She called to her lover at the midnight hour, And opened her arms like a lily flower, And he covered her...he covered her with his wing...
Original title: Swan's Wing
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Fairy Tales