On the way to her wedding, where she is trapped with a crotchety, brave and clever Princess Sabine falls into a Glass Mountain, smelly man she calls “Old Rinkrank. The two form a unique, unlikely friendship while working to escape. Alethea kontis’s take on this classic Grimms’ fairy tale is a dark, mystery, yet optimistic novelette of magic, and love.
The Unicorn Hunter: A Tale of Arilland Fairy Tales of Arilland Book 2
After the huntsman and before the dwarfs—while she was all alone in that great forest—the princess met a demon. This is the true story. And what bait could better snare his prey than the fairest of them all?This is the secret tale that the princess never shared with the world. He was hunting unicorns. Once upon a time, lips as red as blood, a princess was born with hair as black as ebony, and skin as white as snow.
Trix and the Faerie Queen: Trix Adventures Book Two Books of Arilland 6
Trix and the faerie queen is second in The Trix Adventures and sixth in the Books of Arilland Series. Fans of the woodcutter sisters: desperate to know what happened to Saturday and Peregrine after they found Trix at the end of HERO? Here’s your chance! "Alethea Kontis IS fairy tales. Jim C. An evil sorceress has stormed faerie and trapped all the fey magic under the Hill, leaving the Faerie Queen powerless! Trix’s talent for communicating with animals is desperately needed…but before he braves the wild world of Faerie he must arm himself, with nothing less than the bow and arrows of a god.
Hines, author of Libriomancer"A veritable badass fairy princess. Jim butcher"alethea Kontis: Awesome, racks up award nominations, wears tiaras. Sf author ferrett steinmetz"i want to live in alethea's head because I think that might be the most interesting place in the world!!!!" --Ellen Oh, author of Prophecy"Alethea Kontis, the woman who writes like Shakespeare would if he were alive today.
Aaron pound"the beauty of a princess, the confidence of a queen, the brilliance of a writer, and the demeanor of a cheerful fairy comedian!" --Cheyenne Z. This was the story before all of the other stories, and it was the other tales that were changed over time. Nerdophiles, on ENCHANTED. With the help of his gilded companion, the boy who talks to animals must befriend a mischievous leprechaun, best a wolf, a blind brownie and a sister or two, her ghost-cat godfather, and journey into the depths of Faerie to restore order and free the fey magic before the imbalance destroys the world.
While traveling with his companion—the golden girl Lizinia—to see the King of Eagles, Trix is sent a vision of the Faerie Queen, who is in desperate need of his help.
Trixter: Trix Adventures Book One Books of Arilland 3
Trix woodcutter is the long prophesied Boy Who Talks to Animals. And this adventure is only the beginning. Armed with little more than his wits and the wisdom inherent in all fey-blooded youth, Trix confronts a legendary Animal King, rescues a damsel in distress, faces off against a ghostly feline, and discovers more about himself than he ever wished to know.
He’s also a foundling prankster scamp who places his family under a sleeping spell so that he can run away from home. Compelled by a vision of his dead birthmother, Trix departs on the eve of a Great Catastrophe, only to find himself caught in the maelstrom.
Dearest The Woodcutter Sisters Book 3
A fabulous fairy-tale mashup that deserves hordes of avid readers. Absolutely delectable. Kirkus reviews, starred review of award-winning series debut Enchanted Readers met the Woodcutter sisters named after the days of the week in Enchanted and Hero. When friday stumbles upon seven sleeping brothers in her sister Sunday’s palace, she takes one look at Tristan and knows he’s her future.
Can friday’s unique magic somehow break the spell? In this delightful third book, Alethea Kontis weaves together some fine-feathered fairy tales to focus on Friday Woodcutter, the kind and loving seamstress. But the brothers are cursed to be swans by day.
Tales of Arilland: Fairy Stories from the Dark Wood Books of Arilland Book 5
Tales of arilland is a collection of fairy tales, presented in the magical topsy-turvy way that only Alethea Kontis can do. Woodcutter enthusiasts will rejoice at this opportunity to delve into the secret worlds beyond Kontis’s intricately woven fantasy novels. And if you are not a fan yet, you will be!"Alethea Kontis IS fairy tales.
Jim C. Included in this collection is "sunday, " the original novelette that inspired the award-winning novel Enchanted, as well as "The Cursed Prince, " the previously untold history of Prince Rumbold of Arilland…and more. Discover the story of bluebeard's first wife "blood from stone", what really happened to Snow White in those dark woods "The Unicorn Hunter", how dangerous the Little Mermaid might have been "Blood and Water", and just how far Little Red Riding Hood was willing to go "Hero Worship".
2015 gelett burgess children's book award winner In the fairy tale realm of Arilland, stories are told at children's bedsides--and not the stories you think you know. Hines, author of Libriomancer"A veritable badass fairy princess. Jim butcher"alethea Kontis: Awesome, racks up award nominations, wears tiaras.
Sf author ferrett steinmetz"i want to live in alethea's head because I think that might be the most interesting place in the world!!!!" --Ellen Oh, author of Prophecy"Alethea Kontis, the woman who writes like Shakespeare would if he were alive today. Aaron pound"the beauty of a princess, the confidence of a queen, the brilliance of a writer, and the demeanor of a cheerful fairy comedian!" --Cheyenne Z.
This was the story before all of the other stories, and it was the other tales that were changed over time.
Hero The Woodcutter Sisters Book 2
Rough-and-tumble saturday woodcutter thinks she's the only one of her sisters without any magic—until the day she accidentally conjures an ocean in the backyard. Is saturday powerful enough to kill the mountain witch who holds her captive and save the world from sure destruction? And, readers will revel in the fragments of fairy tales that embellish this action-packed story of adventure and, "Did romance have to be part of the adventure?" As in Enchanted, as she wonders grumpily, yes, romance.
. With her sword in tow, saturday sets sail on a pirate ship, only to find herself kidnapped and whisked off to the top of the world.
The armadillo had about wet himself laughing. He was a very minor mage. Unfortunately, he was all they had. His familiar reminded him of this several times a day. He only knew three spells, and one of them was to control his allergy to armadillo dander. Oliver was a very minor mage. His attempts to summon elementals resulted in nosebleeds, pat you comfortingly, and there is nothing more embarrassing than having your elemental leave the circle to get you a tissue, and then disappear in a puff of magic.
Once Upon A Star: 14 SF-Inspired Faerie Tales Once Upon Anthologies Book 4
That is, until they find a house in the woods that makes them an offer they can’t refuse. From the bestselling authors of the award-winning Once Upon Anthologies, the next fabulous volume is here! Revisit your favorite faerie tales, masterfully retold in science fiction settings with delightful and sometimes chilling twists.
What if the twelve dancing princesses were undead clones? what if the witch in Hansel and Gretel was an AI-sentient house? Are you ready for the Three Little Pigs… in space?These fourteen tales will entertain and inspire you, and you’ll never see your favorite faerie tales quite the same way again.
She wants to bring them to their knees, but a single wolverine stands in the way of both her revenge and her heart. The cyrano solution: a gaian consortium story - christine popethe daughter of one of Gaia’s richest oligarchs gets more than she bargained for in her new husband in this retelling of “The Frog Prince” with just a dash of Cyrano de Bergerac for good measure.
Once you wish - evelyn SnowA con man who loves only what he can steal. An orphan girl with big dreams. A prince with something to prove and no fairy godmother to be found…by the light of a distant star - Jenna Elizabeth JohnsonWhen Estrelle’s marriage to Prince Damryn of Kaul is thwarted by a deceitful enemy who steals her identity and leaves her for dead, Estrelle must rely on the kindness of others, and trust the courage within her own heart.
Vasilila and the horse of power - jamie fergusonVasilisa finds a feather from the legendary firebird and, against the advice of her horse, takes it to the Tzar in the subterranean enclave their people have lived in for millennia. She hopes to be rewarded, but instead is given a choice between accomplishing an impossible task, or exile—and certain death—in the harsh, storm-swept lands aboveground.
The Orphans of Raspay: A Penric and Desdemona novella in the World of the Five Gods Penric & Desdemona Book 7
This is a wonderful expansion of her World of the Five Gods. Publisher’s weekly *starred review* on “penric and the shaman”“Fans of the Chalion tales will again be drawn in by the intrigue of the religious dynamics, the fantasy aspects of the "magic" and the complexity of character that Bujold is so masterful at creating.
Rt book reviews on “Penric’s Demon”. The varied voices, especially between Pen and Desdemona, add a fun slant to a serious tale. Library journal on “penric and the shaman”“bujold follows ‘Penric’s Demon’ with another brief tale set in her World of the Five Gods, this time combining supernatural sleuthing with finely drawn characters and a panoply of emotions.
. Pen and des will need all their combined talents of mind and magic to unravel the mysteries of the sisters and escape from the pirate stronghold. This novella follows about a year after the events of “The Prisoner of Limnos”. Bujold’s delightful latest tale of Penric … is another winner in Bujold’s already strong series.
Publisher’s weekly *starred review* on “The Prisoner of Limnos”“Series fans and fantasy readers who seek well-drawn characters will love this tale. Publisher’s weekly on “mira’s last dance” “best-selling author bujold follows her Hugo-nominated “Penric and the Shaman” 2017 with another adventure featuring the sorcerer Penric and his resident 200-year-old chaos demon, Desdemona.
Series fans will be delighted with this tale, which begs for continuation.
Enchanted The Woodcutter Sisters Book 1
But sunday is not so easy to woo. How can she feel such a strange, strong attraction for this prince she barely knows? And what twisted secrets lie hidden in his past—and hers? It isn’t easy being the rather overlooked and unhappy youngest sibling to sisters named for the other six days of the week. Sunday’s only comfort is writing stories, although what she writes has a terrible tendency to come true.
The prince returns to his castle, intent on making Sunday fall in love with him as the man he is, not the frog he was. One night sunday kisses her frog goodbye and leaves, not realizing that her love has transformed him back into Rumbold, the crown prince of Arilland—and a man Sunday’s family despises.
Soon that friendship deepens into something magical. When sunday meets an enchanted frog who asks about her stories, the two become friends.