- Whiskey Creek Press
- Release Date
- September 2008
Award-winning author Karen Wiesner is the founder of Jewels of the Quill, an award-winning group of authors in all genres banded together to promote their books. The group also does anthologies together. Woodcutter's Grim SeriesóClassic Tales of Horror Retold is a compilation of the first two novellas in the series that Karen contributed to Jewels of the Quill anthologies, plus two bonus stories in the series never before published!
Contains Karen's previously published books in her Woodcutter's Grim Series: "Papa" (Book 1) and "Blood of Amethyst" (Book 2) plus 2 bonus stories in the series never before published: "Dancing to the Grave" (Book 3) and "The Amethyst Tower" (The Final Chapter)
May 26, 2012 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
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These four frighteningly amazing stories put a whole new twist on some old fairytales.
WOODCUTTER'S GRIM has four romantic horror stories that are all loosely based on fairytales. The stories were written very well and they captured my imagination with their imagery and the descriptive scenes.
Papa was a clever twist on the tale of Hansel and Gretel. In this story Randall had left his family for Amy and found out later that his wife and two kids had died in a tragic accident. Since then Amy has had horrible dreams of the kids coming to take revenge on them for what they had done.
I was completely engrossed in this story and the story definitely held some surprises that kept me on my toes. This was a true horror story that will keep you up at night and make sure you never think about the story of Hansel and Gretel the same way again.
Blood of Amethyst was a romantic and chilling tale that tested the strength of a man's love for a woman and how far he would go to protect her. In this story Gabe will face one of his greatest challenges yet to save the woman he loves from the evil monster who wants her soul.
This was one of my favorites not only because of Gabe (who is amazing by the way), but because it had one of my favorite fairytale characters, Rumpelstiltskin. I also liked learning more about the creature behind this heinous act and how he fit into everything.
Dancing to the Grave was loosely based on "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" and was a thrilling mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end. Diana and Kurt will have to work together to save the children of Woodcutter's Grimm.
This was one of the more exciting stories of the four and I really liked how Diana and Kurt worked together and how the author was able to turn the story of "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" into an adventure filled thriller with a bit of romance as well.
The Amethyst Tower is based on Rapunzel and in this version her knight in shining armor happens to be a time traveler.
These two were fun to get to know and this was one of my absolute favorite retellings of this story. The characters were well written and the story kept you interested with the different twists and turns. I really liked the fact that the hero was a time-traveler. It was an interesting twist to the story.
All of these stories kept me riveted to the pages and anxious to see what would happen next. Fans of wicked romances with mystery and danger lurking in every page will love this series!
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