The Kingdom of Sweets

The Kingdom of Sweets

Science Fiction & Fantasy
Hardback Published on: 30/11/2023
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The Kingdom of Sweets
Fun, dark and intriguing
A fun weekend read for the countdown til Christmas. Overall I enjoyed the retelling. It was a fun and interesting take on one of my favorite stories of all... READ MORE
Regina Lopez Puerta
The Kingdom of Sweets
A dark gothic fairytale that is a stunning retelling of The Nutcracker
Although a retelling, The Kingdom of Sweets is unique from the traditional story due to the dark and horror elements intertwined in the plot. The novel cen... READ MORE
Laura at Blackpool
The Kingdom of Sweets
A Nutcracker Twist
A slightly darker take on the nutcracker tale that sees two sisters get tangled up in a magic much greater than them. This is beautifully written with some... READ MORE
Molly at East Kilbride


'Captures the whimsical nature of Tchaikovsky’s ballet, whilst at the same time exploring a more sinister thread . . . dark in spirit and gothic in its atmosphere, this is The Nutcracker as you’ve never known it.' CULTUREFLY Light and dark - this is the destiny placed upon Natasha and Clara, the birthright bestowed on them by their godfather, the mysterious sorcerer Drosselmeyer. Clara, the favourite, grows into beauty and ease, while Natasha is cursed to live in her sister's shadow. But one fateful Christmas Eve, Natasha gets her chance at revenge. For Drosselmeyer has returned and brought with him the Nutcracker, an enchanted present which offers entry to a deceptively beautiful world: the Kingdom of Sweets.In this land of snow and sugar, Natasha is presented with a power far greater than Drosselmeyer: the Sugar Plum Fairy, who is also a giver of gifts . . . and a maker of dread-filled bargains. As Natasha uncovers the dark destiny laid before her birth, she must reckon with powers both earthly and magical . . . and decide to which world she truly belongs.

  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781787632363
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 580g
  • Dimensions: 238 x 162 x 40 mm

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The Kingdom of Sweets
I read this in less than 24 hours. It is so enticing and capturing and magical.
Gifted in return for an honest review. Generally speaking, I am not a huge fan of adaptations, especially of classic stories. I'm on the fence as to whe... READ MORE
Victoria Bucknell
The Kingdom of Sweets
A great read for Fairy Tale Retelling of The Nut Cracker!
"A Single Twin could be a very dangerous thing." "Was anyone ever content with the choices they made in youth? Perhaps not, or perhaps it had nothing to... READ MORE
The Kingdom of Sweets
Sweet and sour
I love The Nutcracker so this was a must-read from an author whose work I’ve enjoyed previously. It’s a beautifully dark twist on the tale and is the perfe... READ MORE
T Edwards
The Kingdom of Sweets
A deliciously dark retelling of The Nutcracker
The Kingdom of Sweets was a book that I treated myself to over Christmas. I seem to have a fondness for the dark retelling of fairytales at the moment, the... READ MORE
Juliet Butler