I am here with another fun book review. This review is part of the release tour for the new OWS anthology, Mirrors & Thorns. While I did have a part in assisting with this publication by providing the layout and the copyediting, I did not select the stories nor provide editing. This is an honest review.
Dark Fairy Tales/ legends/ mythology
where the fairy tales ends and the reflection begins….A dark fairy tale collection from the twisted pens of:J.M. Ames, Kerry E.B. Black, J.K. Allen, C.L. Bledsoe, Lucy Palmer, Stacy Overby, T.S. Dickerson, Edward Ahern, Melanie Noell Bernard, S.L. Scott, Sarah Chamma, Paul Stansbury, Cassidy Taylor, and J. Lee Strickland.
Mirrors & Thorns is another great anthology to help you get in the Halloween spirit. With stories of corpse queens, Selkies, Angels, Demons, Baba Yaga, yetis, and more. Some of the stories are a quick page or two, and others go on for 5-10 pages and leave you yearning for a deeper immersion into those worlds!
What I loved most about this collection is that each story was completely unique. A lot of times when you get anthologies, they are so very specific that a lot of the stories feel/ sound very similar. But not so with this collection. Some are clearly based on old-world legends from a variety of different cultures, and others are a unique and wholly original mythos story. Each a delight to read. I found some really fun new authors to follow, and look forward to checking out more of their writing.
If you enjoy Grimm fairy tales, Edgar Allen Poe, and Supernatural, then this collection is definitely for you.
Until next time,