“Consider, amigo mío, that all stories begin with some grain of truth.”
“They’re no ordinary horses. They’re kelpies.”
“A strong arm wrapped around her waist and pulled her over the rail of the deck.”
“Cleanse the house on Blaubart Street.”
Cinderella, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty aren’t the only fairy tales in the world, but they tend to steal most of the glory. It’s time to let others shine for a change. Sixteen talented authors each put their own spin on different fairy tales that you won’t find in animated films.
Trade your pining fair-haired princesses for fire fairies, conquistadors, plucky young men named Jack, and a fisherman’s daughter. You won’t see too many castles, but you’ll visit a haunted house, a mill, and a Russian bathhouse. This book also features not-so-wicked stepmothers, a hungry jackal, a black cat with a mysterious secret, and a ship full of pirates.
Move over, Cinderella. Make room for Mercedes.
Of Fae and Fate
While attending a naval party aboard her Father's ship, the Promontory, Adelaide only has harsh criticism for her Father's suggested suitors. Frustrated by her inconsiderate mocking, the fed-up Naval Lord promises to marry her off to the first vagabond he meets. When their ship is attacked by inexperienced French Corsairs, Adelaide fears her father just might keep his promise.
This retelling of King Thrushbeard by the Grimm Brothers is set during the French and English war of 1787.