Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Book Review: The Bear of Rosethorn Ring by Kristen Fichter

Kristen Fitcher’s The Bear of Rosethorn Ring (A Snow White and Rose Red Story) offers up several 
unique twists on this lesser known, classic fairytale. It was easy to see where most all the elements were included, and the re-worked versions of them added interest for the overall tale.

  An "absolutely zero magic", kingdom adventure, type of fantasy... with horses, siblings, and family dynamics set primarily against a backdrop of circus life and the spectacle of performing, this should appeal to those who like vibes of Once Upon A Time mashed with The Greatest Showman.

 Continuing a narrative from the series as a whole, and leading into the book to come, the characters as emotionally alive and driven by their individual motivations, their quirks and flaws add to the story arc and the eventual resolution is feels satisfying.

 Not overly long, with a pace which clips along, it was a quick read for me, but would last longer for someone who reads slower, without overwhelming them with detail. For fans of fairytale retellings, circuses, and performing in general, the setting is colorful and the tensions rise until the high stakes climax.

  If this sounds like you, check it out! J

Title:The Bear of Rosethorn Ring: A Snow White and Rose Red Story (Once Upon a Twist Tales, Book #4)


 Release date: April 6th, 2021

 Tagline: How far would Snow White and Rose Red go to save the man behind the bear?

 About the Book:

When their father runs away, Marita and Diamond Kadlec realize how different twins can be. Marita’s ready to forget Lucas entirely, but Diamond wants to give him the second chance she’s never been able to give before. That’s before they discover that Lucas is indebted to the ill-tempered D’vard and his traveling circus, the Rosethorn Ring. The Ring’s entertainment lacks a bear, and Lucas must play the part of the savage creature to regain his freedom.

 Lorcan D’vard cares only for three things: tending to his beloved beard, promoting his Rosethorn Ring, and eradicating the assassin out to kill him. With time running out, D’vard agrees to cancel Lucas’s debt and let him go free – if Marita and Diamond can apprehend the assassin before the assassin ends the show.

 This is Snow White and Rose Red with a twist like you’ve never seen it before.

 About the Series:

Once Upon a Twist Tales are your favorite fairytales retold backwards and upside-down, with a little bit of steampunk thrown in for fun!

 Other Books in the Series:

Book One ~ The Rose and the Balloon: A Beauty and the Beast Story

Book Two ~ Spindle Dreams: A Sleeping Beauty Story

Book Three ~ Diamond: A Rapunzel Story

 About the Author:

Kirsten Fichter is a twenty-something Christian writer who loves being the wife to her favorite person ever, mommy to two precious blessings, a piano enthusiast, a dragon buff, a serious bookworm, and an INFP synesthete. Fairytales have always fascinated her, and she has made it her goal to rewrite as many as possible and become known as the "Grimm Dickens" (i.e. mixing Grimm fairytales with a Dickens style). She is present in many online circles under the name "Kiri Liz" if you care about things like that. As you read this, she'll be somewhere under a maple tree - trying very hard to finish the seventeen and half other stories she unwisely started all at once.

 Important Links:

-        Author’s Pages

o   Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Blog | Goodreads

-        BoRR’s Pages

o   Goodreads | Amazon

-        Series’s Pages

o   Goodreads | Amazon

 Blog Tour Schedule

April 5th

-        Welcome & Giveaway @ A Synesthete Writer

-        Author Interview @ Living Outside the Lines

-        Favorite Fairytales About Siblings (Guest Post) @ Lands Uncharted

-        Book Review @ Christine Smith

-        Book Review @ Tower in the Plains

April 6th

-        Snow White and Rose Red Tag @ A Synesthete Writer

-        Author Interview & Book Review @ Madi’s Musings

-        Looking Ahead at the Twist Tales (Guest Post) @ Virtual Paper

-        Book Review @ E. Kaiser Writes

April 7th

-        Snow White and Rose Red Mad Libs @ A Synesthete Writer

-        Inspiration for The Bear of Rosethorn Ring (Guest Post) @ Ink Castles

-        Favorite Characters from the Twist Tales (Guest Post) @ Living Outside the Lines

-        Book Review @ Shieldmaidens of Shiloh

-        Book Review @ Live. Love. Read.

April 8th

-        The First Chapter @ A Synesthete Writer

-        Awesome and Obscure Fairytales (Guest Post) @ Madi’s Musings

-        SWRR Elements in The Bear of Rosethorn Ring (Guest Post) @ Abigail Falanga

-        Book Review @ Blooming with Books

-        Book Review @ C.O. Bonham

April 9th

-        Winner & Wrap-Up @ A Synesthete Writer

-        Author Interview & Book Review @ Virtual Paper

-        Retelling an Unknown Fairytale (Guest Post) @ Live. Love. Read

-        Book Review @ Living Outside the Lines

-        Book Review @ Ink Castles

 


4 comments:

Kirsten Fichter said...

I did actually watch The Greatest Showman for the very first time while working on this book! I had already written the first draft, but I felt that my circus was lacking so I was looking for some additional inspiration. The film really helped me visualize the circus life in a way I hadn't before, and that was super beneficial while editing the circus scenes. :)

Thanks so much for sharing your review as part of my blog tour! <3

E. KaIser Writes said...

That makes sense!!
I definitely got that vibe from it!! :-)

Ribbon Ash said...

Loved your style of doing a book review. It was unique. I enjoyed this!

E. KaIser Writes said...

Thanks, Ribbon Ash!! :-) Glad you enjoyed it!! :-)