Welcome to Fairy Tale Fusion.
Where things get messy in the Riding Hood.
What if the characters in Fairy Tales existed? What if they lived and breathed in a place called Fairyland, a setting not too divergent from our world, situated next to Wonderland and down the lane from Camelot?
Meet Detective Piper, member of the Fairyland Metro Police. His job, to ferret out the suspects and investigate crime on the streets and in the lanes of Fairyland. Along with Officer Simon, he's hard at work, searching for a missing pumpkin, hunting for an arsonist, wondering what the future holds in a series of crystal ball robberies, and dealing with spells, curses and other strange happenings.
When you are done dancing with Cinderella and her cronies, open the lid of a very scary toy box to find where children's nightmares begin... and end, badly. Then travel on to find more strange adventures with elves, dragons, and in Oz.
And remember, always be nice to your Fairy Godmother.
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.24(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Goldilocks on trial for breaking and entering. Old Mother Hubbard under suspicion for animal abuse. What happens when reality seeps into your favorite childhood stories and nursery rhymes? Something pretty much along the lines of this book. Detective Piper has his hands full, what with the Snow Queen crashing Cinderella’s party, among other crimes of the most dastardly type. Not to mention his on-again, off-again relationship with Rose Red, the woodland witch. She, however, has problems of her own, which Piper is only too happy to help her sort out. Definitely the type of book that answers the reality-based question: “Do they really live happily after in those stories?” “Fairy Tale Fusion” reminded me a lot of Jasper Fforde’s Nursery Crimes series, and was just as entertaining. I definitely recommend this book.
A perfect blend of humor, horror, snippets and stories, and fun! If you’ve read Once Upon a Dark and Eerie, by A. F. Stewart, you’ll already have met the newscasters at Fairy Tale News, and you’ll recognize the flavor of this slim volume. The author skillfully intersperses short sharp news snippets (“Mary’s soft wool and yarn... Rumpelstiltskin was apprehended... the wedding of Jack and Jill...”) between longer tales of mystery behind the headlines, and suspense behind the myth. Long-running stories continue after the break with breaking news. The search for the Old Woman Who Lives in a Shoe continues. And Fluffy the Clown reappears with a satisfying picture of his secret. Fairytales have always had their undertones of horror. Here they have horror and family fun, perfectly blended, and, as the tagline so enticingly declares, “things get messy in the Riding Hood.” Disclosure: I won a free ecopy and thoroughly enjoyed it.