Meeting a prince was not the end of our favorite long-haired beauty… The fairy tale goes on in AC Gogolski’s latest novel, The Wealding Word! One hundred years have passed and Lady Zel (Rapunzel) is now the sorceress of the Tower where she was once held captive.
But Lady Zel’s power is slipping, and her evil rival is on the hunt for Nell, a girl who will bring her eternal life. Only Lady Zel can save Nell from sharing a similar childhood fate, and stave off the forces poised to destroy the kingdom.
On the heals of Disney’s release of Tangled, The Wealding Word is now available — the latest in the (often quirky and always beloved) Rapunzel canon.
The book was written in response to the questions my daughter had while reading Paul O. Zelinsky’s gorgeous version of Rapunzel — like why a witch would want a baby, how someone could live so long in a tower, and what the “real story” was behind all that hair. Young or old, anyone who has ever wondered at the peculiarities of Rapunzel will love The Wealding Word.
Big thanks to Jessica from Book Sake for her review:
The Wealding Word begins at a quick pace and rarely slows down. It’s a fairytale that is easily devoured and both young and old will enjoy. The magic starts almost immediately and you know that the story is just going to get better and better and it does. The story has everything a fairytale could ask for… Read the full review here.
Many thanks to Vanessa Eric for her review of The Wealding Word!
From the Bornean Bookworm:
The story was genuine and fresh, there’s hardly any cliché in it unlike any other fairy tales and I thought it was perfectly written as well. Adam was flawless with his writing style so his story came out well put together and as enchanted as Rapunzel itself. Adventures just kept pouring in, page after page, as the plot thickens. I liked how every element… Read the full review here.
A little about me…
I grew up in NE Pennsylvania, hiking and wandering (unwisely) in abandoned coal mines. After leaving home I earned an MA in English from the University of Rochester, specializing in the Arthurian Legend.
Inspiration for the Wealding Word came in part from my adventures in the ‘weald’, in part from my background in Middle English studies, and in part from having daughters who love to invent stories.
I’m an active professional writer published widely in various business journals (zzz…). Just for fun, I also write fantasy role playing adventures.