Thursday, February 28, 2013

New Release: The Twelve Huntsmen

March's new release is a retelling of a classic fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. The original "the Twelve Huntsmen" had some issues with it, to my mind. For one, there was no real point in there being twelve huntsmen. Second, the ending was a let-down. Not only was it anti-climactic, but it weakened what had been one of the few strong princesses in the book. (To be fair, I've only read about a third of the stories so far. I'm talking the Household Tales, not the shorter versions of the book.)

So I "fixed" it to bring it in line with what a modern reader expects out of a story. The result is a tale with all the classic rhythm and atmosphere you remember from the Brothers Grimm, but with consistent characters and a plot that nicely wraps up all the fun fairy tale tropes introduced in the story.

"The Twelve Huntsmen: a Short Fairy Tale" is the first in a new series I'm calling "Grimm as it Should've Been." It's available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Smashwords.

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