The Rose and the Thorn

The Rose and the Thorn

A gripping and mesmerising retelling of a classic story, filled with romance, mystery and intrigue.

There is a pale, penetrating loneliness etched into the walls of this forgotten place. A kind of loneliness made living... is this what it feels like to be a ghost, alone in some kind of half world?

Taking shelter from a storm, Rose accidentally strays into a deserted fairy realm, and finds herself trapped there with only a mysterious talking beast for company. Although initially reluctant to befriend her strange companion, Rose quickly finds herself growing closer to him. She names him Thorn, and as the castle blossoms into a place of beauty, so too does their friendship. But something else lurks within the walls, a dark force that will stop at nothing to be free once more...

If Rose is to survive and lift the curse placed upon the castle, she will have to face her fears and conquer the nightmares that have haunted her since childhood, as well as confront the terrifying creature that stalks the shadows in the night.

A passionate retelling of a classic tale, fairy tale fantasy meets Gothic. Will have you sobbing and laughing, and truly believing in the power of true love.

Title:The Rose and the Thorn
Edition Language:English
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    The Rose and the Thorn Reviews

  • K. Elizabeth

    I'm not going to rate this one because I'm too torn on the rating, at the moment. So maybe after some deliberation, I'll come up with an official star rating!As someone who enjoys Beauty and the Beast...

  • Katherine Macdonald

    Yes I rated my own book. Sue me. I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE....I guess I can say it was amazing to write? That it made me too cry, laugh, and miss meals?...Cry with frustration, laugh with madness, and mis...

  • Katie Gallagher

    For other fun bookish things, visit my blog! This year it’s seemed like every other book I’ve read has been a Beauty and the Beast retelling–and that’s hardly an exaggeration of the real nu...

  • Lydia Russell

    I absolutely love beauty and the best retellings, and this did not disappoint. I loved the new twist on the characters, and found both Rose and Thorn well written. The slow burn romance was nicely don...

  • A.G. Pointer

    This book, and I really think this says a lot, has had me completely and utterly entranced. It has brought joy and light and life into my dingy lock-down flat in a world where such comforts have other...

  • Cheryl Dettlaf

    I love, love, love this Beauty and the Beast retelling!!Wow! This was such a wonderful retelling!! I love the world that the author created and how it the fairy world and regular world interconnected....

  • EquitesCinere

    I've been on a Beauty and the Beast kick lately and this was a very unique take on it. I liked at the beginning where the author didn't want him to be a grumpy bad beast who locked her away in a castl...

  • Caytlyn Brooke

    Exceptional!As a huge fan of fairytale retellings, I was very excited to read this! From the first page, MacDonald's words captivated me. Her prose is beautiful, and so descriptive! We all know the st...

  • Nicole Thomas

    Breathtaking It has been a very long time since I actually became LOST in the pages, the story, the life of tale. I was so heavily invested my soul screamed JUST SAY IT!!! I loved this book, truly lov...

  • THall

    A great twist on the original story...