Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths
Review: This is an excellent book for all ages. I am a school teacher and my students absolutely love it. It is also one of my six year old brothers favorite books. This book is definitely a must have for any childs library. Read more
Review: This book explores from a slightly different angle the story of King Arthur. The storyline is both readily familiar and yet new. The writing is crisp, fascinating, and infused with its own magic.
One of the neat aspects of this book is that the author periodically steps into the writing to tell you that Malory had this to say and, well, he says it better, so for more info on this, why don't you just go read his account of this part of the story. Pretty interesting way to go about it. ... Read more
Review: The story seems to go from event to event to event, (not really the same as the stories you have seen repeatedly in the movies) with limited connectedness between them. I wanted to know the whole story, as I enjoy the Arthur stories in every version I have seen, but much prefer the movie rewrites over the book, which is completely off for me. Read more
Review: Agathea Flamma is a snob. She’s also quite a brat. I tried very hard to give her the benefit of the doubt at the start of this book, since she’s high born and has probably never mixed much with hardworking commoners and all – but she kept on with her haughty thinking, believing Seb stupid and slow and dirty long past the point when she should have known better, and I wanted to push her off a dragon, quite frankly. Especially when she is exceptionally slow on the uptake herself at times.
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Review: Let me start off by saying that two things I rarely like in a story are a heroine who lies through most of the book and a heroine who dresses like a man and actually fools people. These plot devices usually don't work for me and turn me off to a story. However, this book had both of these elements and pulled them off admirably in my opinion! This was a fun story, faithful enough to the original but with plenty of fun twists and adaptations. The heroine was strong and easy to like. The hero ... Read more
Review: Free book on Grimm's stories, what's not to like? I urge everyone out there before buying a copy of any older classic (Dracula, Grimm's, Pride and Prejuidice) to look for a free version. The books are considered public domain and can be found for free rather than buying them. Amazon has free copies of loads of public domain books. Please check before you pay! Read more
Review: This is definitely the book to read for Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus fans! Mentions things that happened before either series took place and explains so much and makes things even clearer. Entertaining! And for those fans who loved the books because there seemed to be a bunch of stories jammed into one this is perfect. Great for reading at almost anytime and almost anywhere. Read more