The Summer Prince

On the eve of hersixteenth birthday, Niamh sneaks out to attend the festival of Beltaine.Not long into the celebration she encounters a mysterious young man.When Niamh has to choose between running deeper into a dark forest with asupernatural creature that shouldn t exist or facing an unknown threatchasing her, Niamh discovers she will have to rethink everything sheknows aOn the eve of hersixteenth birthday, Niamh sneaks out to attend the festival of Beltaine.Not long into the celebration she encounters a mysterious young man.When Niamh has to choose between running deeper into a dark forest with asupernatural creature that shouldn t exist or facing an unknown threatchasing her, Niamh discovers she will have to rethink everything sheknows about the Fae.
The Summer Prince On the eve of hersixteenth birthday Niamh sneaks out to attend the festival of Beltaine Not long into the celebration she encounters a mysterious young man When Niamh has to choose between running de

  • Title: The Summer Prince
  • Author: Carol Oates
  • ISBN: 9781936305223
  • Page: 378
  • Format: ebook
  • 1 thought on “The Summer Prince”

    1. The Summer Prince by Carol Oates is a fantastic short story! Her lyrical writing sets the scene of the Beltaine celebration in a small Irish town years ago. Niamh is a 15 year-old sneaking around a party meant only for those 16 and older. A handsome stranger, a friend's unexpected cruelty, and the folklore of the Fae evoke a mysterious and satisfying YA romance in this story.

    2. My full review for the Summer Lovin' anthology can be found here - thebookboudoir/20 The Summer Prince was part of that limited edition collection."In The Summer Prince by Carol Oates we kick off with 15 year old Niamh going to the Beltaine celebration. She and her best friend sneak in because those under 16 aren't allowed. From across the field she spies a handsome stranger who is watching her intensely. Niamh doesn't know who he is or what she should do. I admit that at first I was nervous abo [...]

    3. Okay, so I might be completely biased because Carol is one of my closest friends, and her writing has always had me in knots (good ones, of course).Her writing is so different to anybody else's out there, and she really makes me wanna sit down and write again because if Carol can do it, then I can too.This was actually, my first short story that I've read without it being for GCSE English, and I loved it. Short and sweet, and after reading this, it's really making think I should test out who my [...]

    4. There are times that people know some things instictively. Deep inside they know its true, but they don't want to believe them. Especially when they contradict logic and how we perceive the world around us.This story hides such a message. It is a lovely read about Irish myths and love. If you want to discover the Fae this story is for you!

    5. For a short story it was good. You don't really get to know the characters very well cause the story is so short. Wish it was longer and had more character building.

    6. A charming summer read. It gripped me from its surprise twist in the opening scene and then carried me off to fantastical settings with an intriguing dose of mythical lore.

    7. Wow. Just amazing that this was a shirt story. It felt like a saga with all the twists and turns. Just wonderful, Carol Oates!

    8. Has anyone noticed a trend yet?If you haven't then it may be that I've been enamored by short stories, novelettes and novellas recently.The Summer Prince is a short story I picked up quite a long time ago [I think I got it for free somewhere before I picked it up again on amazon] but never finished until now since something else was always coming up.I'm really glad I finally finished it though.Because it was so short there wasn't much character building but just enough that you liked or disliked [...]

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