Tales of Woe and Wonder

Tales of Woe and Wonder Tales of Woe and Wonder collects nine short stories There are original fantasy stories and fairy tales as well as classic fairy tales retold You ll find a mix of fairy tale wonder and tragic woe rang

  • Title: Tales of Woe and Wonder
  • Author: JeffChapman
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 135
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Tales of Woe and Wonder collects nine short stories There are original fantasy stories and fairy tales as well as classic fairy tales retold You ll find a mix of fairy tale wonder and tragic woe, ranging from a young boy s first brush with the harsh realities of war in A Gift from over the Sea to a miraculous bridge in The Master and the Miller s Daughter to a youngTales of Woe and Wonder collects nine short stories There are original fantasy stories and fairy tales as well as classic fairy tales retold You ll find a mix of fairy tale wonder and tragic woe, ranging from a young boy s first brush with the harsh realities of war in A Gift from over the Sea to a miraculous bridge in The Master and the Miller s Daughter to a young girl s encounter with a witch s insidious spells in Esme s Amulet The fairy tale Why the Squonk Weeps tells the story of a mythical beast and a witch s plans that go horribly awry A mother s plans to save her son from the grief of pain go horribly awry in A Mother s Gift The Fletcher s Daughter is a humorous take on Cinderella The flash story Under the Bridge comments on trolls and story telling The Hand with the Knife expands on the Grimm tale of the same title And what happens when a princess resolves to take a vampire for a lover occupies The Princess and the Vampire All the stories in this collection have been previously published, appearing in online magazines or print anthologies.Fantasy and Fairy Tales 28,000 words A Gift from over the Sea originally appeared in Everyday Fiction The Princess and the Vampire originally appeared in The Midnight Diner, Volume 3 The Fletcher s Daughter originally appeared in Residential Aliens The Hand with the Knife originally appeared in Mindflights Why the Squonk Weeps originally appeared in Digital Dragon Magazine A Mother s Gift originally appeared in Silver Blade Magazine Under the Bridge originally appeared in Apollo s Lyre The Master and the Miller s Daughter originally appeared in Residential Aliens Esme s Amulet originally appeared in Golden Visions Magazine.

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    1. These are not fairy tales, fairy tales are for children.These are tales of Tolkein's Faerie, the dangerous land whose stories take us outside the grey mundane world.Well-structured stories, which are short enough to read in a few minutes, and make their point, joyful or (occasionally) horrific, with brevity and elegence. I've been turned off too many fantasies which failed that test, but I enjoyed Chapman's style.The setting is faithful to the genre conventions. Kings, Princesses, Woodcutters pl [...]

    2. "Tales of Woe and Wonder" is an excellent title for this collection of short stories. I didn't quite know what to expect when I dove in, but I'm glad I did. There's darkness here -- as there was in the old fairy tales -- but also much wonder. Sometimes I stopped to re-read a sentence or a phrase, enjoying the way the words sounded, how they fit one another. Enjoying the actual writing in a novel is a rare thing for me these days, so when I encounter it, I share it with the world. I highly recomm [...]

    3. I recieved a free copy of this book a while back through the giveaway contest. This collection of short stories has something in it for everyone. Following the tradition of the Grimm Fairytales, these stories are more dark in nature and wont necessarily leave you feeling warm and fuzzy. My personal favorite was "Under the Bridge." This book is a quick read and I would recommend it to anyone enjoys short stories that stimulate the imagination.

    4. I enjoyed this short collection of fantasy stories. Good variety, good mix of moods. My favorite was The Master and the Miller's Daughter, a story of strength and determination with an uplifting final line that made me smile contentedly.

    5. I received this book for free through GoodReads First Reads.I loved this book of short stories. The stories are based on Fairytales that are a bit dark in nature. I found each story to be unique and very entertaining.There is something in it for everyone. I Highly recommend this book.

    6. Jeff Chapman's tales of woe and wonder are aptly named; each short story elicits an immediate emotional response upon its conclusion while allowing ample room for thoughtful, spiritual reflection long after the story is set aside. This varied collection of classic fantasy fiction fits within the wonderfully imaginative genre of fairy tales, fables, tall tales, and legends. Many provide a moral lesson, being cautionary in nature, a few are allegorical, but all provide what readers want - a good s [...]

    7. Held within these pages is a new take on the old Fairy Tale. Happily ever after is not guaranteed, just as in real life. These stories align with the Grimm tales in that no bad deed goes unpunished, and the foolish may end up in a witch's cauldron.Jeff Chapman's bewitching use of prose kept me on the edge of my seat throughout such tales alike "The Hand and the Knife," and has renewed my interest in reading some of the older tales. He has created characters whose actions are believable in a fanc [...]

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