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In this international collection, new life is given to fairy tales, both classic and obscure.

Mythical creatures put the fairy in Fairy Tale. Mermaids, selkies, and ocean guardians experience the best and worst of humanity; sisters encounter an unusually friendly bear; a brave bride meets a silly goose; and a spinner of gold sets the record straight.

Urban fantasies modernize classics: a Frenchman learns the truth about magic, his past, and his girlfriend; a girl sets out to find love but receives a curse; and today’s naughty list makes Old Saint Nick not-so-jolly.

New worlds bring a fresh sense of wonder! In the future, a young woman fights for her people and herself; a bastard son finds acceptance in a world ruled by women; and a farmer’s wits win the heart of a frosty king.

Discover unexpected twists on old favorites, and fall in love with new tales and worlds to explore!

“Creative and fun! This anthology provides a great mix of fairy tales, and the retellings are fresh. I’m not usually one for retellings, but I definitely enjoyed these. They’re quick reads which combine to make a fun book to read by the fire with a cup of tea or hot chocolate.”

“Absolutely love this! I was tired of overused fairy tale themes, the same characters and plots, but each story here is absolutely unique and original! The writers delve into tales you don’t hear about commonly, and the work their magic to refresh and give a new perspective on those, so what you read is unlike anything you’ve ever read before! Each story I found was a piece of art in it’s own, and extremely interesting! The book is also beautifully illustrated with pieces in a classic and beautiful style.”