October 26th, 2013


Book Review: The Snow Queen's Shadow, by Jim C. Hines

The Princess series wraps up with a friend gone bad and a lot of bloodshed.

The Snow Queen's Shadow

DAW, 2011, 333 pages

When a spell gone wrong shatters Snow White's enchanted mirror, a demon escapes into the world. The demon's magic distorts the vision of all it touches, showing them only ugliness and hate. It is a power that turns even friends and lovers into mortal foes; one that will threaten humans and fairies alike.

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Verdict: The Princess books certainly wouldn't make my Best Fantasy list, but they're fine, enjoyable adventures with a surprisingly detailed amount of worldbuilding and character development. The Snow Queen's Shadow brings it to a bittersweet conclusion; I would definitely recommend reading the previous books first.

Also by Jim C. Hines: My reviews of The Stepsister Scheme, The Mermaid's Madness, and Red Hood's Revenge.

My complete list of book reviews.