Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Waiting On Wednesday: 2.3.09

You'll probably recognize this Waiting on Wednesday entry.

Wild Orchid: A Retelling of the Ballad of Mulan by Cameron Dokey

From Amazon.com: "Wielding a sword as deftly as an embroidery needle, Mulan is unlike any other girl in China. When the emperor summons a great army, each family must send a male to fight. Tomboyish Mulan is determined to spare her aging father and bring her family honor, so she disguises herself and answers the call.

But Mulan never expects to find a friend, let alone a soul mate, in the commander of her division, Prince Jian. For all of Mulan's courage with a bow and arrow, is she brave enough to share her true identity and feelings with Prince Jian?"

The Once Upon A Time Series is one of my favorites. I'm sure by now you've figured out I love retold fairytales, and I have nearly every one (except the one that came out in November, and this one). I hadn't heard of Mulan until the Disney version, so I think this will be quite interesting to read.

Slightly off topic, you can see the painting that the cover was created from here. I just love Kinuko Craft's paintings...

Wild Orchid will be released on Feburary 10th, and is available for pre-order on Amazon.com:

4 comments:

the epic rat said...

I love fairy tale retellings! I haven't heard about the Once Upon A Time series before - so thanks for the info! Mulan is a great legend! :) I miss Disney animated movies, however inaccurate they are :(

cecilia

Alyssa said...

They're great books! I got most of mine pretty cheap on Amazon, so I have nearly the whole set. :)

Em said...

ohh, I love this series.

Joella said...

I am excited that this one comes out today! How fun!