Queen of Clocks and Other Steampunk Tales – Anthology Review by Guest Writer Danielle Miller

Queen of Clocks and Other Steampunk Tales Guest Review by Danielle Miller What would the fairy tales and legends of a steampunk world be? Danielle Miller investigates this collection of retold tales. What is Queen of Clocks and Other Steampunk Tales About? This collection of seven short stories was the brainchild of Crysta K. Coburn. She came up with the idea to compile steampunk versions of classic fairy tales and legends. Enough fellow authors took the bait, and this book is the result. The first of the tales is “The Clockwork Nightingale” by Bess Raechel Goden, a retelling of the Hans Christian Andersen story. “Sleeping Steaming … Continue reading Queen of Clocks and Other Steampunk Tales – Anthology Review by Guest Writer Danielle Miller

Brothers Grimm (2005) Twists Your Favorite Fairy Tales

Fairy Tales Aren’t for the Faint of Heart… Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm released the first volume of their collection of folktales “Kinder- und Hausmärchen” (Children’s and House Tales) in 1812. The first edition included 70 different stories, but the Brothers Grimm count eventually reached somewhere over 200. If you’ve never read any of their original fairy tales, they are an interesting read. I took a class in college called “Twice Told Tales” and we spent about half of a semester just studying the story of Little Red Riding Hood. I was fascinated to see what details changed or were added over the centuries. And believe me when I tell … Continue reading Brothers Grimm (2005) Twists Your Favorite Fairy Tales

Gaslight & Grimm book review

Words by Nemma Wollenfang   Gaslight & Grimm Introduction Gaslight & Grimm is an anthology of 13 short stories by a range of professional writers and Edited by award-winning author Danielle Ackley-McPhail and Diana Bastine. All are fairy-tale retellings with steampunk twists. Some surprisingly inventive. From a darkly comical Puss in Boots to a beautifully depicted Red Shoes, to name some. It’s priced at £2.84 (kindle) or around £10.59 (paperback) on Amazon, so it won’t break the bank. Length: 252 pages. Gaslight & Grimm Overview The back page blurb says, “Tales have been told… but never quite like these.” They’re right. While you may know the … Continue reading Gaslight & Grimm book review