From E.B. White's motherly Charlotte to J.R.R. Tolkien's monstrous Shelob, spiders both lovable and loathsome have crept their way into human literature. Here is a collection of tales about these fearsome, yet fascinating creatures. A golden spider learns how to spin webs of dreams and visions…A modern London barrister is chosen to be the vessel for an ancient African god…A scientist discovers some legends are all too true…An outlawed demigod passes judgment on a prince's fitness to rule. These are but a few of the strands of…THE TANGLED WEB.