From the back cover:
In the second of the series of The Forgotten and the Fantastical, an annual collection of fairy tales for an adult audience, there is the new and the familiar. Mirrors are both evil and empowering. Rumpelstiltskin is encountered in a modern metropolis as well as once upon a time. Fae folk, too, appear in a contemporary as well as ancient setting, and witches, beasts, wicked queens and dark, dark forests are never too far away…
Features new writing from:
Anuradha Gupta, Sarah Hindmarsh, Elizabeth Hopkinson, Laura Kayne, Hannah Malhotra, Deborah Osborne, Julie Pemberton, Nathan Ramsden, Ronne Randall, Rachel Rivett, Ana Salote, Finola Scott, Rebecca Ann Smith, Marija Smits, Becky Tipper, Lindsey Watkins, Jane Wright.
Each of these stories comes with a stunning new twist on tradition; they are stories full of love, and always a light-in-the-darkness lift. As a lifelong fan of fairy tales and myth, it’s easy to feel you’ve seen/read/heard it all, but I was impressed with this book in a way I couldn’t have predicted. A magnificent collection.
Paperback: 228 pages