Meet the Beast -- before there was Beauty
Orasmyn is the prince of Persia and heir to the throne. His religion fills his heart and his mind, and he strives for the knowledge and leadership his father demonstrates. But on the day of the Feast of Sacrifices, Orasmyn makes a foolish choice that results in a fairy's wretched punishment: He is turned into a beast, a curse to be undone only by the love of a woman.
Thus begins Orasmyn's journey through the exotic Middle East and sensuous France as he struggles to learn the way of the beast, while also preserving the mind of the man. This is the story of his search, not only for a woman courageous enough to love him, but also for his own redemption.
The New York Times Book Review Sophisticated.
Kirkus Reviews, starred review Exotic...compelling, relentless.
School Library Journal, starred review An elegantly sensual retelling of "Beauty and the Beast."
Booklist A winning version for genre fans.
Voice of Youth Advocates An engaging novel that takes the familiar story and adds a whole new depth to it....It will be hard to keep Beast on the shelf.
|The Curse||p. 1|
|The Camel||p. 3|
|The Pari||p. 14|
|The Plan||p. 42|
|Strange Life||p. 53|
|My Pride||p. 114|
|Traveling Again||p. 126|
|Two Years||p. 134|
|New World||p. 137|
|A Man||p. 139|
|Gule Sourkh||p. 157|
|My Child||p. 187|
|At Last||p. 248|
|Author's Note||p. 256|
|Author's Note on Language||p. 259|
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Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old
For Grades: 7 - 9
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st July 2004
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 10.8 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.14
Edition Number: 1