I picked up this book not knowing what to expect, and I thought that the first part of the book was exciting, fun and a bit bizarre. Which I loved and thought this was going to be a fun read. But then things started to shift towards a much darker place..
Welcome, welcome to Caraval…the games have only just begun.
This is a story about the princess Aurelia, who is about to be sent away to marry the sickly and weak crown prince of the neighbouring country. In her own country she’s met with fear and hate from her people. It is rumoured the she is a witch, and they are an evil scourge on the world. At least that is what the people are being taught by an influential group who likes nothing more than to execute users of magic.
Welcome, welcome to Caraval… beware of getting swept too far away.
A Dragon has descended upon the castle, not that they are sure that it is a dragon yet, and is now hunting and eating the population and in its hunt has destroyed the ways in and out. When morning comes people are now stuck in Castle Lawhill, being hunted and picked off one by one by a great silent monster. But even in this dire situation, the intrigue of court carries on. And in the east there’s a nameless knight with a pure heart riding towards Lawhill.
I honestly did not know this was a retelling and I have never read King Lear so I will not be commentating about it. But I will say that I’m now curious about King Lear because this book was wonderful! //Grimmsnaught