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Once Upon A Curse
     

Once Upon A Curse

3.8 8
by Peter S. Beagle, Nancy Kress, Patricia Wrede, Cindy Lynn Speer, Anna Kashina
 

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“Gorgeous, haunting, and a wonder to read” – San Francisco Book Review

“An appealing way to rediscover the classic tales” – Publishers Weekly

“A beautiful addition to the adventurous fairy tale fan’s shelf” – Portland Book Review

STEP INTO THE WORLD OF MYTH AND MAGIC…

Fair maidens, handsome princes, witches, and fairy godmothers all

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“Gorgeous, haunting, and a wonder to read” – San Francisco Book Review

“An appealing way to rediscover the classic tales” – Publishers Weekly

“A beautiful addition to the adventurous fairy tale fan’s shelf” – Portland Book Review

STEP INTO THE WORLD OF MYTH AND MAGIC…

Fair maidens, handsome princes, witches, and fairy godmothers all show their dark and dangerous side in this anthology inspired by myths and fairy tales, retold by some of the best authors in this generation and by some upcoming new talents. Told with a dark twist, focused on the lure of the gorgeous evil, this collection will take the readers on a wild ride through magical realms of Ancient Greece, old Russia, medieval Europe, and modern day America.

Editorial Reviews

San Francisco Book Review - Audrey Curtis
Step into a world of wonder, where things are rarely as they seem and the darker sides of fairy tales are brought to light. Full of fascinating takes on classic stories and a few whole new tales by such authors as Peter S. Beagle, Cindy Lynn Speer, and Nancy Kress, this collection is gorgeous, haunting, and a wonder to read. Though the stories are very different, each one is beautifully written and completely enchanting.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940016128375
Publisher:
Dragonwell Publishing
Publication date:
12/21/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
274,678
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Peter S Beagle is a living icon of fantasy fiction, the author of eight novels and over one hundred pieces of short fiction, as well as teleplays and screenplays. His story Come Lady Death has been originally printed in 1963.

Nancy Kress is the author of thirty books, including fantasy and SF novels, story collections, and three books on writing. This anthology features two of her stories, Words Like Pale Stones and Summer Wind.

Cindy Lynn Speer has written three novels and a number of short stories, featuring villains and fairy tale heroes with a non-traditional twist. Her fantasy novel The Chocolatier’s Wife has just been released by Dragonwell Publishing.

Imogen Howson has published a number of novels in the urban and romantic fantasy genres. Her novel Linked is coming out from Simon and Schuster in 2013.

Lucy A Snyder is an award-winning author of poetry, horror, and science fiction. Her recent trilogy of fast-paced action novels is out from Del Rey Books.

Siobhan Carroll is a Clarion graduate and an English professor, author of multiple science fiction and fantasy stories, with frequent honorable mentions in Years Best anthologies.

Anna Kashina is an internationally published author of three novels and several short stories. Her story Solstice Maiden explores her Russian origins and is based on Russian fairy tales retold from the “evil” point of view.

Patricia C Wrede has been writing ever since she graduated from college in 1974 and is an author of many fantasy novels and story collections. Her story Stronger than Time is a spooky retelling of Sleeping Beauty.

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Once Upon A Curse 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful spin to some well known fairy tales. I different point of view while sticking to the bones of each tale. Loved this collection!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read with nice twists on fairy tales. All the writing styles were nice, no Grammer or spelling mistakes to drive me crazy.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great short story escape
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For those of us who loved fairy tales this is a must have. Loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I goes beyond the typical this how it was really written, it looks at the what happened after and at alternative directions for a typical or well known story. Except for one or maybe two stories, the rest was a fun experience.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Each story has such potential, but the endings are so anti-climactic you want to scream. Not worth reading.