The Princess and the Hound

Read Mette Ivie Harrison’s The Princess and the Hound this weekend, an original fairy tale I’ve been meaning to read for ages, though I only finally bought my own copy at Sirens.

This book is set in a world in which magic (specifically, animal magic) is forbidden, and those with it are killed. With a protagonist who learns he has magic–and first tries to hide it; then realizes that magic is a weapon like any other, no better or worse than whomever wields it; and ultimately learns to embrace it and his own nature.

Also, there are strong women. And domineering fathers. And shapeshifting.

Needless to say, I liked this book a lot.

Sometimes as writers, we’re in conversation with one another, and we don’t even know it.

Recommended for fans of Sarah Beth Durst. And also, well, me.

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