Through a Tangled Wood

Through a Tangled Wood

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Through a Tangled Wood by Jamie Campbell, Katie French, Ariele Sieling, Sarah Dalton

A variety of writers come together to twist traditional fairy tales into unusual and mysterious stories. From Beauty and the Beast, to Hansel and Gretel, to the Ugly Duckling, these stories will be sure to pull you into a fantastical world of princes, romance, and maybe a little science fiction.

"Plan B" by Katie French. When Nolan is selected as one of the few candidates to work in the Breeders' hospital, he thinks all his troubles are over. Now he can afford precious medicine to save his ailing father. He’s heard of the Breeders’ cruelty, of their inhuman experiments, but he’s sure they’re fabrications. Then he stumbles into the Plan B room and learns how truly awful the Breeders can be.

"Tailless" by Ariele Sieling. A retelling of the Ugly Duckling, set on a far away planet in an unknown galaxy. While fighting a war with her people's biggest enemy, young Bode struggles to understand why she feels out of place in her community, and why she, unlike her comrades, was born without a tail.

"I Am the Maid" by Sarah Dalton. A hostile zombie killing Maid Marian meets an ill-behaved ex-soldier Robin in this post-apocalyptic retelling of Robin Hood. When a young girl falls deathly sick, the two are forced to join forces in order to outwit the Sheriff, and the mysterious Guy Gisbon.

"Three Wishes" by Marijon Braden. When Aladdin rubbed the magic lamp, things went pretty well for him. But a few thousand years later, the world has changed and the genie is old, cranky, and doesn't play fair. Young Alison thinks she's found the answer to all her prayers, but instead finds that having wishes come true isn't all it's cracked up to be.

"Killing Snow White" by Jamie Campbell. A magical retelling of the story of Snow White, told entirely by the Evil Queen who supposedly tried to poison her. Think Snow White is innocent? Think again.

"A House in the Woods" by H.S. Stone. At the conclusion of a scavenger hunt for Old World artifacts, Hansel and Gretel find themselves lost on the outskirts of the city after dark. They stumble upon a house in the nearby woods, hoping that they will find help inside, but the house's inhabitant has other ideas.

“Flight” by Zoe Cannon. A retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Dragged to the palace at swordpoint, commanded to cure the cursed prince with a kiss, Lucia wants nothing more than to return to her solitary world of books and magical study. But she soon discovers that she and the prince share more in common than she could have imagined… and that the truth behind his curse could destroy—or save—them both.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940045475938
Publisher: Jamie Campbell
Publication date: 11/30/2013
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 12,967
File size: 465 KB
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Jamie was born into a big, crazy family of 6 children. Being the youngest, she always got away with anything and would never shut up. Constantly letting her imagination run wild, her teachers were often frustrated when her 'What I did on the weekend' stories contained bunyips and princesses. Growing up, Jamie did the sensible things and obtained a Bachelor of Business degree from Southern Cross University and worked hard to gain her membership with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. Yet nothing compared to writing. Quiting the rat race to spend quality time with her laptop named Lily, Jamie has written several novels and screenplays. Spanning a number of genres and mediums, Jamie writes whatever inspires her from ghost stories to teenage love stories to tantalising murder mysteries. Nothing is off limits. A self-confessed television addict, dog lover, Taylor Swift fan, and ghost hunter, Jamie loves nothing more than the thrill of sharing her stories.


Katie French imagined herself an author when her poem caught the eye of her second grade teacher. In middle school she spent her free time locked in her room, writing her first young adult novel. Though her social life suffered, her love for literature thrived. She studied English at Eastern Michigan University, where she veered from writing and earned an education degree. She spent nine years teaching high school English. Currently she is a school counselor, doing a job that is both one of the hardest things she's ever done and the most rewarding. In her free time she writes, reads great books and takes care of her two beautiful and crazy children. She is a contributor and co-creator of Underground Book Reviews, a website dedicated to erasing the boundaries between traditional and non-traditional publishing. She lives in Michigan with her husband and two children. You can find her at www.katiefrenchbooks.com, at www.undergroundbookreviews.com or on Facebook.


Ariele Sieling has been a writer for her entire life, writing her first book as an eleven-year-old, called The Mystery House. Since then, she has pursued the art of writing in a variety of forms, from short stories and essays, to newspaper articles, newsletters, classroom curriculum, and novels. Sieling writes science fiction, and works to blend the potential for human capacity and future technology with a little bit of humor. She is author of The Clock Winked, and will be releasing The Lonely Whelk next spring. She lives in New Hampshire with her two cats, Goblin and Rowan.


Sarah grew up in the middle of nowhere in the countryside of Derbyshire and as a result has an over-active imagination. She has been an avid reader for most of her life, taking inspiration from the stories she read as a child, and the novels she devoured as an adult. Sarah mainly writes speculative fiction for a Young Adult audience and has had pieces of short fiction published in the Medulla Literary Review, PANK magazine and the British Fantasy Society publication Dark Horizons. Her short story ‘Vampires Wear Chanel’ is featured in the Wyvern Publication Fangtales available here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fangtales-Berni-Stevens/dp/0956036368/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1319791892&sr=8-1


Marijon was born and raised in New Jersey, which may help to explain her attitude towards charlatans and idiots. She started writing stories at an early age, her first literary influences being Walter Farley, author of the ‘Black Stallion’ series, and Carolyn Keene, of ‘Nancy Drew’ fame. That’s probably why her earliest efforts involved a young girl detective who solved crime on horseback. She had a very happy childhood, did well in school, and was a fairly obedient daughter until she went away to college. The original plan was to major in journalism. She wrote for the college paper until she realized that wasn’t the kind of writing she wanted to do when she grew up. So she switched to education. That was not, perhaps, the smartest move. Then, life happened. Jobs, rent, husband, baby, another husband, another baby, until she found herself a stay-at-home mom, about to chew her foot off if she had to watch one more episode of ‘Barney.’ So, she started to write again. She still lives in New Jersey with her husband, daughter, two cats and a very spoiled cocker spaniel. Her older daughter is off in Oregon, fighting the good fight for the homeless. She loves to cook – and eat – and plays RPG games on her Xbox when she needs to decompress (Skyrim alone cost her months of her life). During the past few years, she has lost, and tragically found again, the same twenty pounds. Life is all about trying, failing, and trying harder. She writes in her downstairs office, surrounded by her growing collection of gargoyles. Smoke, Wings and Stone is her first YA novel. Marijon Braden is the pen name for Dee Ernst, who writes adult romantic comedy, and has lived an almost identical life.


Even before he could read, H.S. Stone wanted to write a book. Fascinated by the stories that seemed to leap from his kindergarten teacher's books, he went home and wrote his own book, with illustrations and bound by staples. Of course, since he didn't know how to read or write yet, the book was full of gibberish. Undaunted, H.S. eventually mastered the ABC's and continued to write throughout his grade school years, adolescence, and into adulthood. His publications include novels aimed at Young Adult and Middle Grade readers as well as several short stories. He currently lives with his family in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Zoe Cannon writes about the things that fascinate her: outsiders, societies no sane person would want to live in, questions with no easy answers, and the inner workings of the mind. If she couldn't be a writer, she would probably be a psychologist, a penniless philosopher, or a hermit in a cave somewhere. While she'll read anything that isn't nailed down, she considers herself a YA reader and writer at heart. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and a giant teddy bear of a dog, and spends entirely too much time on the internet.

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Through a Tangled Wood 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Each of the authors did a fantastic job in their stories. I personally love fractured fairytales so this was the book for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And the retelling of the fairy tales doesn't take anything away from the original!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was sooo good. Ioove fairytales (espilly twisted ones) and if you do too this book is perfect for you!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love fairy tales and I found out that I think that I like these better because they are modern day or in the future. Also I like hearing my favorite stories changed around a bit and that they aren't surgared like the Disney tales.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love fractrued fairy tales the twisted plots getting to know the characters like in once upon a time rumplestiltskin is my favorite charactor even though he is kinda evil and betrayed belle I Love Rumple
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WAY TO MANY CURSE WORDS DON'T READ •• ^
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This a book about fractured fairytales. So its gotta be good right? Well it is, so get it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its always interesting to me to discover the different ways a classic can be told. Not for the kiddies, but worth the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is 170pgs. Good stories, some better than others. Overall 3.5.
MontzieW More than 1 year ago
Through a Tangled Wood (Breeders #2.5) by Jamie Campbell is a pretty good collection of short stories. I think there was one 3 star but the rest were 4 stars. My favorite was "Tailless".Good book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The only downside is I found I wanted more of a few of the stories. If there were full books I would absolutely read them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a beautifly written book. I have always loved yqisred fairytales, especially because i know a lot of the originals. You must get this book. Great job to all of these authors. Keep writing! :-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading all these stories. It's interesting to see such different writing styles all together, and all the tales have such good plots. Overall, it was an exciting read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg!!!!!!! Its free and it sounds good!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am not the target audience for these stories, I am an older man. But the stories were well written and a lot of fun. Maybe too dark for preteens but if you are mature enough, the writing will definitely entertain you and keep you reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story had somthing with demons nawing on babys legs and arms. I stoped there. That was around the beginng
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am so awesome. This is Josie Jones. Not anynomous. JOSIE JONES. Yes, I went to Bannes elementary school for six years and will go to Grissom next year. I live in Tinely Park, Illinois.
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Im the first to comment yay!!!
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