Excerpt from Enchantment by Orson Scott Card

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I am reading another book by Orson Scott Card, but this one is not a science fiction like Enders Game. I am reading Enchantment, a fantasy time travel fairy tale retelling of Sleeping Beauty (sort of “the rest of the story” or “after the happily ever after.”) Several places had me laughing out loud on my morning run (as I listened to the audiobook)

“How do you know?” he demanded once.

“Your face is an open book to me.”

“No, really.”

“I’m a witch, I know these things.”

Orson Scott Card, Enchantment

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The moment young Ivan stumbled upon a clearing in the dense Carpathian forest, his life was forever changed. Atop a pedestal encircled by fallen leaves, the beautiful princess Katerina lay as still as death–while a malevolent presence stirred in the hidden depths below.

Now, years later, Ivan is compelled to return. He finds the clearing just as he left it. This time he does not run . . .


  1. Sounds like fun. I’ve always been curious about what happened after happily ever after!
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  2. Oohh! That really intrigues me! I love Carpathian forests and magic — just something about them. Here’s my teaser: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-XS

  3. My guess, he steps into the clearing and…
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