Anne Rice once again exposes her version of the sexual nature in humanity by retelling the story of Sleeping Beauty, probing the unspoken implications of this suggestive tale by exploring its undeniable connection to sexual desire.
In this three book series, Princess Beauty is awakened by a young Prince through not a kiss, but sexual initiation.
The Prince claims to Beauty's kingdom that his reward is her complete enslavement. Engaging in dangerous trysts with another slave — the Queen's prized possession, Prince Alexi — and winning the hearts of her masters and mistresses of the Castle through her innocent obedience, Beauty begins to wonder silently about why she obeys and why she should not become rebellious.
Through her daily trials as a submissive slave, that question burns deeply in to her thoughts: what if she disobeyed? What if she became bad? What if…she earned “the village” as a punishment?
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Comments about The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty:
I couldn't say that I'll be reading the 2nd and 3rd book in this Sleeping Beauty series. It was not what I expected but I read it becasue of the author.
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It was difficult to work out when I could expect the book to arrive.
Series: Sleeping Beauty
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 253
Published: May 1999
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 12.1 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.209