By Tanith Lee
This is another fairy tale interpretation, this time Snow White. The story combines Snow White and the myth of Persephone/Demeter/Hades. It starts with Arpazia (Queen) at the age of 14, and the birth of Coira (snow white). It has an interesting clash between Christians and Pagans in the woods. Both Arpazia and Coira become involved in it.
I don't know if I would recommend this book. It was an interesting twist on the fairy tale and myth, but it was a little vulgar at times with Arpazia's rape and Coira's affair with a dwarf. I shouldn't be too surprised because the subtitle is " a dark sensual retelling of Snow White." If that doesn't bother you, than you may like it, especially of you like Gregory Maguire's books.