This month, Angelic Knight Press (Ragnarok) will publish Fairly Wicked Tales edited by Stacey Turner, with cover art by Shawn T. King.
Here’s the synopsis:
Fairly Wicked Tales is a book for adults who harbor the wicked child within.
ONCE UPON A SCREAM…Think you know the real story behind those fables and fairy tales you read as a child? Stories are written from the viewpoint of the heroes, but the lines between hero and villain, good and evil, are often blurred.
We’ve gathered twenty-three tales that turn those stories you think you know on their heads by letting the villains have their say.
• What if Snow White wasn’t as pure as the newly driven snow?
• What if Red Riding Hood was far more dangerous than the Big Bad Wolf?
• What if Rapunzel was hell-bent on revenge?
Forget Disney. Forget the Brothers Grimm, Say hello to Fairly Wicked Tales — re-imaginings of both fairy tales and fables.
Here’s the table of contents:
- “Song of Bones” by Vekah McKeown
- “Red” by Katie Young
- “Sweetheart, the Dream Is Not Yet Ended” by Gary W. Olson
- “Crumbs” by Adam Millard
- “A Thrice Spun Tale” by Suzi M
- “His Heart’s Desire” by Fay Lee
- “Little Beauty” by Matthew Hughes
- “Hare’s Tale” by Jay Wilburn
- “The Golden Goose” by Robert Holt
- “A Prick of the Quill” by Lizz-Ayn Shaarawi
- “Sacrificed”by Laura Snapp
- “The Glass Coffin” by Dawn Cartwright
- “The Price of the Sea” by David Matteri
- “A Blue Light Turned Black” by Wilson Geiger
- “Let Down Your Hair” by Eugenia Rose
- “The Wolf Who Cried Boy” by Armand Rosamilia
- “It Comes at Night” by JP Behrens
- “Bloodily Ever After” by Reece A.A. Barnard
- “Al-Adrian and the Magic Lamp” by Tais Teng
- “The Fisherman and His Wife” by Bennie Newsome
- “Rum’s Daughter” by Eric Bakutis
- “The Ash Maid’s Revenge” by Konstantine Paradias
- “Gingerbread” by Hal Bodner
Book info as per Ragnarok:
- Paperback: 390 pages
- Publisher: Ragnarok (April, 2015)
- ISBN-10: Pending
- ISBN-13: Pending