Miranda and Caliban

Tor. Feb. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780765395047. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9780765386809. FANTASY
OrangeReviewStarA young girl lives with her mage father on a remote island, lonely but safe from whatever threats her powerful parent had stirred up in the past. Then a strange, wild boy is brought into their midst, bespelled by her father to serve him. This poignant retelling of Shakespeare's The Tempest alternates between Miranda and Caliban's perspectives as they grow up under the watchful eye of the sorcerer Prospero. While their relationship develops, the two discover the truth about Prospero, his journey to the island, his magical machinations, and finally his ultimate search for revenge. No one will be left untouched when the storm finally comes.
VERDICT In this stand-alone, Carey evokes the same stunning worldbuilding and imagery of her "Kushiel's Legacy" and "Sundering" series, as she stirs new emotions from an old story and reveals another side to Shakespeare's epic play. [See Prepub Alert, 8/22/16.]
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