A Rumpelstiltskin retelling. Interesting thoughts on the rather creepyodd fairytale. I liked certain parts but it certainly went slow for a lot of the book. For retellings of Rumpelstiltskin, I would suggest this, "Crimson Threads", and "The Rumpelstiltskin Problem." A Curse As Dark As Gold is not my favorite of the bunch but still worth a read.