In these five tales, you'll hear serious stories about dragons, swords, castles, people on quests, demons, witches, and also fairy-tale characters acting out in fun. So there's a little something for everyone. These are lands where the people may be like us, but the landscape is of the fantasy realms, and anything can happen. You may change upon this journey, like the characters themselves.
Summary: 5 short fantasy stories featuring dragons, peasants, heroes, villains, and interesting twist on fairy tale heroes.
- In a collection like this, everybody’s going to get something different out of it. I especially enjoyed the one in the middle told from Hansel’s point of view.
- The ending of the Christmas one was predictable yet still awesome.
- There was decent world-building even in something so short. This stood out in the one about the young man and the dragon.
- The one with the young woman who finds truffles had the markings of traditional fairy tale. It felt very similar to the one with the young man and the dragon.
- The narration was nice. I’m a huge proponent of audiobook versions. It adds a wonderful layer to each story. The voice for the wood carver was my absolute favorite.
Conclusion: This is definitely a worth-while collection to read.
*I received a free audio version. That did not influence my review or my decision to review