Spin: A Fairy Tale Retelling (Spindlewind Trilogy #1)
Who hasn’t wondered what drove Rumpelstiltskin to make his fateful bargain with the Miller’s Daughter (Laila) for her first born son in return for a third night of spinning straw into gold?
Usually he’s depicted as a wizened dwarf or gnome, but Spin gives Rumpelstiltskin a makeover. He’s a tormented, misunderstood rake with a mission of vengeance against the King who destroyed his family.
I think I was less appreciative of the Miller’s daughter– while I understood her decisions for self preservation, her side of the relationship with Rumpelstiltskin was a little less developed and believable.
Still, an interesting take on the legend, and apparently one that goes on as Rumpelstiltskin and the personification of Fate have more scores to settle and Laila still might need help with her son…..