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Golden Braids and Dragon Blades: Steampunk Rapunzel

Steampunk Fairy Tales, Book 4
Written by: Melanie Karsak
Narrated by: Lesley Parkin
Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
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Being the heir to Camelot is a tangled mess. 

Rapunzel has spent her entire life living in Merlin's cave on the coast of Cornwall. Under the protection of her faerie guardian, Gothel, she's stayed safe. Safe and bored. Dreaming of a life that looks more like a Jane Austen novel, Rapunzel fears she'll never have the chance to explore Victorian England's modern delights. Or meet a man. Or be kissed. Or anything else remotely resembling normal.  

When Red Cape Society Agent Ewan Goodwin's monster-stalking device leads him to Rapunzel - and her unusual pets - the pair's destinies entwine. Together, they must solve a mystery tied to the very roots of King Arthur's Britannia.  

Golden Braids and Dragon Blades is a retelling of the classic Rapunzel fairy tale set in New York Times best-selling author Melanie Karsak's steampunk universe. Journey to gaslamp London during the 19th century to see how Melanie puts a steampunk spin on this reimagined fairytale.

©2018 Clockpunk Press (P)2019 Clockpunk Press

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  • Ballet in AK
  • 2019-04-03

Delightful YA adventure/romance

Golden Braids and Dragon Blades: Steampunk Rapunzel by Melanie Karsak

Definitely a YA book, but delightful all the same. Near the beginning, one rather hilarious shout-out to "Tangled" and then it remains it's own story.

Well-written, good world-building and only one complaint about the ongoing use of the modern word, "okay" from a story that takes place in Victorian England.

The reader is good and does a variety of accents and male/female voices.

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  • Claire
  • 2019-03-17

Another great twist on a classic tale!

I'm really enjoying listening to these twists on classic fairy tales! Well done Melanie and another great performance by Lesley! She has the ability to bring Melanie's characters to life and has a very easy voice to listen to. Characters are easy to tell apart and the sound is smooth...none of those annoying clicks and mouth noises that you hear in other books! For those Melanie and Lesley fans out there....check out the Celtic Blood Series. It's wonderful!