Enchantment SIGNED by Orson Scott Card 1999 HC 1st Del Rey Ballantine

Enchantment by Orson Scott Card. Ballantine Del Rey 1999. Hardcover first edition, 1st printing with full number line on copyright page 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1.
SIGNED by Card on the half-title page as he prefers.
Book in fine condition. Dustjacket in about near fine condition with "Borders Autographed Copy" sticker on front.
The moment young 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 as still as death--while a malevolent presence stirred in the hidden depths below.
Now, years later, Ivan is compelled to return. He finds the clearing just as he left it. This time he does not run . . .

Enchantment is the story of a Ukraine-born, American grad student who finds himself transported to the ninth century to play the prince in a Russian version of Sleeping Beauty. Early in the story, he muses that in a French or English retelling of the tale, the prince and princess would live happily ever after. But, "only a fool would want to live through the Russian version of any fairy tale."

Although his fears turn out to be warranted, as he and his cursed princess contend with the diabolical witch Baba Yaga to save the princess's kingdom, Enchantment
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