Category Archives: folklore

The Star-Touched Queen – Roshani Chokshi

Maya’s father is the Raja, ruler, of the Bharata Kingdom.  Her mother, one of the Raja’s many wives, died when Maya was quite young leaving her upbringing to the petty wives in the harem.  For the most part, Maya is … Continue reading

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A Thousand Nights – E. K. Johnston

A desert demon has entwined itself into the mind of desert king Lo-Melkhiin.  The good king stays entrapped within a corner of his own mind while the demon rules the kingdom.  The demon, in the body of Lo-Melkhiin, travels from … Continue reading

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Ash & Bramble – Sarah Prineas

Fairy tales are not pretty.  Where do all of the beautiful dresses, fancy shoes, and unique tools manufactured that are so prominently featured in fairy tales?  It turns out the Godmother is a cruel slave master who kidnaps skilled tradesmen, … Continue reading

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A Wicked Thing – Rhiannon Thomas

This story of Sleeping Beauty picks up when Princess Aurora is awakened by her true love and thrust into the “care” of the current brutal monarchy.  The land has changed in 100 years and not for the better.  The commoners … Continue reading

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The Darkest Part of the Forest – Holly Black

Hazel and her brother, Ben, live in the odd town of Fairfold where the adjoining woods are filled with fae.  Hazel has grown up acting the part of knight, fighting the evil in the forest.  In the heart of the … Continue reading

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Stitching Snow – R. C. Lewis

Tough and gritty Essie has carved out a life on the desolate and frozen mining planet of Thanda.  She is a cage fighter who is also handy with programming and engineering.  She has created drones to help with the mining, … Continue reading

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Cruel Beauty – Rosamund Hodge

Nyx’s father struck a bargain with the demon lord that if his wife conceives, he will give one daughter to the demon lord as his bride. The wife dies during the birth of twin daughters. The father decides to keep … Continue reading

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