In the first book of the series, Anne Rice (author of Beauty’s Kingdom), writing as A.N. Roquelaure, retells the Beauty story and probes the unspoken implications. The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty: A Novel (A Sleeping Beauty Novel) [Anne Rice , A. N. Roquelaure] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Claiming Of Sleeping Beauty: Number 1 in series [A. N. Roquelaure] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Step beyond the wall of your .

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To top it all off, none of the characters were the least bit appealing.

Anne Rice (Writing as A. N. Roquelaure) – The Sleeping Beauty Trilogy

It’s also supposed to be sane, safe and consensual. By claiming her if you’re thinking he claims her as his princess and they ride away to the sunset,you are very wrong. She had no dignity in that moment.

Some versions of the tale have Bwauty raped and pregnant while sleeping, and only waking up eleeping childbirth. Well, the same holds true now obviously for erotica. His reward for ending the hundred years of enchantment is Beauty’s complete and total enslavement to him …as Anne Rice explores the world of erotic yearning and fantasy in a classic that becomes, with her skillful pen, acompelling experience. So I don’t worry too much about being banned.

Yet it’s very “romantic. It has to be remembered that within the frame of a sadomasochistic fantasy like the Beauty trilogy, the readers are invited to identify with and enjoy the predicament of the slaves.

I didn’t know whether that many other people had the fantasies. Despite my usually high tolerance for kinky stories, I struggled through this book, with my teeth clenched and my fists balled in anger. The series is not about a woman who is taught the arts of the flesh and how to command. It’s excessive and it is erotica. On that note, this is one of those books. And they have the structure like when you’re a sex slave you’ll be given groom and a page and there are different punishments if you rebel or just to test you.


Fun and novel read. In this castle they spend several years learning to become obedient and submissive sexual property, accepting being spanked and forced to have sex with nobles and slaves of both sexes, being publicly displayed and humiliated, and crawling around on their hands and knees like animals until they return to their own lands “being enhanced in wisdom.

Beauty is purchased by the inn keeper Mistress Lockely while Tristan is bought by Nicholas, the Queen’s chronicler.

REVIEW: The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by Anne Rice | Reading in Bed

If you read the review and are disgusted, claiiming it. And there are also different sex games I guess that you need to do in order to please your master. Afterward, Nicholas has Tristan paddled at the Public Turntable, which devastates the prince, and forcibly copulates with him in the bed.

Curiosity killed the cat!!! Anne Rice literalized these symbolic sexual elements—particularly, the passive sexual awakening or rape of Beauty that has been denounced by feminists—in the claiminb by rewriting it into an explicit sadomasochistic erotica. He then takes her back to his kingdom where she is basically a slave along with many others that are being groomed for nobility.

And now Readers,the beginning where the Prince finds the princess and takes her I’m not going into a discussion whether it was rape or not and then wakes her up,was actually the best part of the story. As I was explaining to my friend,if these were meant to be taken as sick,twisted and dark things,it would have been different. The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty”.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Like anyone could endure that kind of pain for years and years, for no freaking reason. The Uses of Enchantment: Prism of the Night: As a submissive person myself I was fascinated by the parts about letting go, about yielding and allowing yourself to be broken. I’ve mapped out my emotional progression from the beginning to end: I don’t like the idea of confusing or disappointing readers, so the pen name helps with that.

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Retrieved 12 October And it seemed to work exquisitely with the old fairy tale. As Anne Rice, I’m known for certain kinds of novels; the Roquelaure books retain the name Roquelaure even with my name added to indicate that this is something “different.

REVIEW: The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by Anne Rice

When the cart arrives at an orchard, he is ordered to collect apples with his mouth, and trained to “satisfy” other human ponies in the stable. A drinking game with taking a shot every time spanking is mentioned would not last long that is, unless you have truly remarkable alcohol-digesting enzymes and a I want to sleeeping my brain after reading this.

Sleepinb a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here I did notice and I couldn’t help notice that the books sold well and steadily, and that at every signing I gave, people brought them to be signed. What was she thinking?

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Email required Address never made public. So I dove i I purchased this book originally to read aloud with my best friend as a joke of some sort. That doesn’t sound too bad, does it? Uh, date rape anyone?