Thursday, 26 March 2015

On McPig's Wishlist - Toads and Diamands

An original sounding retelling of one of my favorite fairytales. It's not available anymore on bookdepository though, so chances of me getting my trotters on this book are low.

Toads and Diamonds
by Heather Tomlinson

Diribani has come to the village well to get water for her family's scant meal of curry and rice. She never expected to meet a goddess there. Yet she is granted a remarkable gift: Flowers and precious jewels drop from her lips whenever she speaks.

It seems only right to Tana that the goddess judged her kind, lovely stepsister worthy of such riches. And when she encounters the goddess, she is not surprised to find herself speaking snakes and toads as a reward.

Blessings and curses are never so clear as they might seem, however. Diribani’s newfound wealth brings her a prince—and an attempt on her life. Tana is chased out of the village because the province's governor fears snakes, yet thousands are dying of a plague spread by rats. As the sisters' fates hang in the balance, each struggles to understand her gift. Will it bring her wisdom, good fortune, love . . . or death?

1 comment:

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

i really want to read this too!!