Of Thorn and Thread - Chanda Hahn

Of Thorn and Thread

By Chanda Hahn

  • Release Date: 2020-12-15
  • Genre: Fairy Tales, Myths & Fables
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 145 Ratings)

Description

Born an empath, I have the power—and burden—of hearing thoughts and feeling emotions. Retreating from the world, my only refuge is an ancient tower, but my haven is shattered when an injured man arrives with a plea to save the kingdom.

Liam is the perfect knight, yet one attribute makes me hesitate. He is immune to my powers. His thoughts are a mystery, his heart an enigma. And while I fear the unknown, I cannot resist the desire to unravel his secrets.

For I am Aura, one of the adopted daughters of Lady Eville. I have joined Liam in his quest to destroy a magical blight that ushers in darkness and poisonous thorns. The closer I get to the source, the more I sense threads of destiny weaving a deadly cage, and at the end of the journey lies a fate worse than death.

Eternal slumber.

Reviews

  • She’s a queen at retelling

    5
    By Taytaytaytay042311
    Chanda really is the queen of retelling fairytales. Once again she has knocked it out of the park. I can’t wait to read more stories from her!
  • Spellbinding

    5
    By JessicaHolbrook
    I have been eagerly anticipating this novel since the last book finished Of Sea and Song. In these trying times it is so important to find great books to read and lift our spirits. Chanda Hahn did not disappoint! I really love her writing style and she always keeps me guessing! I cannot recommend this book series enough! I cannot wait for her next one Of Myst and Murder! The way she retells these stories are so interesting and I could not put this one down until I had finished it! You definitely won’t be disappointed when you start reading any of her books!
  • Loved this!

    5
    By Lestersteph
    I have been excited to read Aura's story since we first met her. She has been an interesting character given that she is an empath, a unique power you often do not come across. She is also more timid than her other sisters, so being able to see her develop throughout the series has been great. And while the familiar tale of Sleeping Beauty is the backdrop of the story, Aura is able to shine in her own right. There were plenty of imporant issues addressed and awe-inspiring moments. Additionally, I enjoyed reading about Liam's character. As a supporting character he added much to the story and Aura's growth. Loved this!
  • Absolutely enchanting!

    5
    By Svannatter
    The latest Daughter of Eville is a thrilling twisted take on the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty. I keep thinking I won’t like the new tale as much as the previous one, but Chanda Hahn always proves me wrong. Aura is a character you can fall in love with and is the daughter that at first appears to be the weakest. Her ability often causes her great pain and distress and has a reputation of driving those who posses it mad. Aura is on the brink many times in this story and does not realize how strong she is until she has nothing left. Her tale is heart breaking and a fascinating read. Aura is swept away on an adventure she didn’t sign up for loaded with unexpected twists and turns that keep the reader on the edge of their seat wanting to devour the book in one sitting. I appreciate that this book touches on subject matter that can be difficult to talk about. The story revolves around a character on the brink of madness and Aura has to find a balance between shutting herself off from the world and diving headfirst into her raw, ugly, and tragic emotions. Mental health issues are not to be taken lightly and this tale handles them well and in a respectful way. The tale also touches on sex trafficking, abuse of power, and how people feel helpless and hopeless. The last thing I would like to mention is the letter from the author. I teared up multiple times during this book but the letter to her readers made me cry. As a mental health professional, I greatly appreciate her acknowledging difficult subject matters and how much of an issue they currently are in our society. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a twist on a wonderful classic story.
  • All hail Queen Chanda! 🙌🏼👸🏻🙌🏼

    5
    By ByFelicia
    All hail Queen Chanda!!! She has woven a tale that keeps you on the edge of your seat and completely intrigued throughout!! Hahn touches on subjects not for the faint of heart but she handles them with care and discretion. So many twists and turns to keep you on your toes. I look forward to every book in the series because I know the adventure is going to be worth it. Aura’s story is not your typical Sleeping Beauty. As an empath, she bears the weight of the world. Her best coping method is to withdraw herself from others while she learns to own her power. Thrust into the outside world, her journey is grueling and filled with emotion as she grows so much throughout. A handsome stranger seeking the help of Lady Eville, Liam is ever the knight in shining armor that dreams are made of. Sworn to protect and serve, a true gentleman. Simply swoon worthy.
  • Phenomenal reading experience

    5
    By JulieFuller28
    Each book in this collection I read I say ‘this is my favorite’. But this is by far my favorite. The pace and ‘adult’ themes of mental disorders and abuse bring light to what so many face, and this book handled each theme with such grace and compassion. Aura and Liam are such wonderful characters and their story and relationship is so ‘unique’ too in how they are with each other. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and can’t wait for the next one.
  • Kindness is a strength

    5
    By Jsloan04
    I had my reservations about Aura from Meri's story but seeing the inner workings of Lady Eville's home and her relationship with each daughter and their relationship with one another was such a treat. I loved that in the first few chapters you really are privy to something you hadn't seen before. Lady Eville nailed it on the head stating that Aura's pure goodness is her strength not a weakness. There are so many relevant lessons I took away from this story and an incredible fast paced adventure that ensues. This truly is a story of coming into your own. What I love about this series is you can pick any one and it truly captures its own story. I can't wait to see which story we get a glimpse into next!
  • Loved it!! Inspiring book!

    5
    By Laura-01
    Omg...this book is a anthem for girls, and women alike. I absolutely love Aura. While on her journey to Rya she knows she is weak but during this journey, oh how she grows!! I love seeing character growth in a series, but in this particular book Aura’s character grew a lot. So much happens that I can’t divulge but my, oh my!! Several times I was a nervous wreck!! Liam...he is definitely book boyfriend material. *alright, I officially claim him* I was swooning!! This book is so different then the Sleeping Beauty we know and for that I love this book SO much more. If you enjoy reading fairytale retellings, this book is for you. It is imperfectly perfect. ♥️ I leave you with a quote from the book: “...Love yourself, and others will take notice and love you—for you.”
  • Fantastic

    5
    By Md522
    I don’t want to spoil anything but dear god did this give me butterflies. It was just so perfect to the point I was in tears for some parts, including the author’s note. Chanda Hahn is and forever will be my favorite author for her stories and her nature in general.
  • Best one yet. They just keep getting better

    5
    By bb1245627
    I said this the last 3 books in the series(or maybe every book by Hahn) and I will probably say it again, but this is the best one yet! I really wish I could give it 50 stars, it was that good. The story was so hard to put down and I loved seeing the "weak" Aura come into her powers in this retelling of Sleeping Beauty. Liam is basically the perfect knight in shining armor and his connection with Aura is probably the best out of all the ones seen so far. I won't give away any of the surprises/spoilers, but I can't wait until the next book is out to see what happens next.

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