Abby's Staff Picks
"If the word Gothel, or the name Haelewise, ring any bells, you will truly enjoy this book. It tells the gothic tale of the witch who held Rapunzel captive in the title’s infamous prison. Haelewise reveals herself, including all her flaws, throughout her unusual upbringing. As I devoured this well-written, fast read, I was left feeling ambivalent toward her, as one often does with most antiheros. This book is her story, bringing a brand new insight into the dark world of the early 12th century, and the “grim” tales which it evoked."