Enchantment - Orson Scott Card


By Orson Scott Card

  • Release Date: 1999-04-06
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 4.5
From 68 Ratings


In Enchantment, Orson Scott Card works his magic as never before, transforming the timeless story of Sleeping Beauty into an original fantasy brimming with romance and adventure.

The moment Ivan stumbled upon a clearing in the dense Carpathian forest, his life was forever changed. Atop a pedestal encircled by fallen leaves, the beautiful princess Katerina lay still as death. But beneath the foliage a malevolent presence stirred and sent the ten-year-old Ivan scrambling for the safety of Cousin Marek's farm.

Now, years later, Ivan is an American graduate student, engaged to be married. Yet he cannot forget that long-ago day in the forest—or convince himself it was merely a frightened boy’s fantasy. Compelled to return to his native land, Ivan finds the clearing just as he left it.

This time he does not run. This time he awakens the beauty with a kiss . . . and steps into a world that vanished a thousand years ago.

A rich tapestry of clashing worlds and cultures, Enchantment is a powerfully original novel of a love and destiny that transcend centuries . . . and the dark force that stalks them across the ages.


  • Thumbs up.

    By CoolPeopleRolf
    I first read this book after finding a dusty, tattered copy on my mother's bookshelf when I was in eighth grade. It is now a yearly read, and moved with me both to college and my own apartment. Wonderful for any age, and answers the age old question about what happens after the fairy tales end.
  • Hooked

    By SiriaQ
    I loved this book...it got me interested in reading more Card books. It was truly a fantastic book you could read over and over again.