The Seventh Wife – T. Kingfisher

1503949753-01-_sx142_sy224_sclzzzzzzz_Rhea is the miller’s daughter, and when a lord asks for her hand in marriage, she and her family don’t feel like they can say no. Lord Crevan demands that she visit his manor before the wedding, and there she finds out that he is a sorcerer, and that his other six wives all still live there. He’s taken something from all of them when they were married.

Rhea now knows that something isn’t right about the whole situation, and she’s smart, and very capable. With the help of a hedgehog, and some of the other wives, she sets out to win her, and their freedom.

This story definitely has shades of ‘Bluebeard’, but with a very different back story and outcome. It’s a great tale- Rhea is a very satisfying protagonist. I’d definitely read more from this author.

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