The Duke in His Castle
by Vera Nazarian
Review by Colleen Cahill
Norilana Books Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9781934648421
Date: June 2008 / Show Article /
There are works that retell fairy tales, such as the anthologies of Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, and there are others that tell new tales that capture that feeling, as in William Goldman's The Princess Bride. In the case of Vera Nazarian's The Duke in His Castle, this novella does more than evoke magic and nobility; at its heart it is the search for freedom and the many paths it can take to reach it. From official release/information:
From publicity material: An erotic dark fantasy novella The Duke in His Castle by Vera Nazarian — the story of a young Duke confined by a mysterious barrier within the boundaries of his crumbling castle and an equally mysterious female intruder who comes to his castle bearing a box of bones.
(Source: Norilana Books)