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Black Pearls: A Faerie Strand
by Louise Hawes
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0618747974, Hardcover)
. . . and they lived happily ever after.” Remember the fairy tales you put away after you found that no princess is as beautiful as common sense and happy endings are just the beginning?
Well, the old tales are back, and they’ve grown up! Black Pearls brings you the stories of your childhood, told in a way you’ve never heard before. Instead of lulling you to sleep, they’ll wake you upto the haunting sadness that waits just inside the windows of a gingerbread cottage, the passion that fuels a witch’s flight, and the heartache that comes, again and again, at the stroke of midnight.
Make no mistake: these stories are as dark as human nature itself. But they shine, too, lit with the fire of our dreams and our hunger for magic.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:33:20 -0400)
Retellings of familiar fairy tales, but told from unusual angles and with a darker and more realistic edge.