Fairy stories, especially from the rich tradition of Ireland where the supernatural grew from the legends of the Celts, are the magic stories of everyday folk seeking solutions to the challenges of the day. This spritely new collection brings together the fables and stories of banshees, kings, trembling farmers, tricksters and beloved princesses. Legends, myths and fairy tales bring a sense of comfort, with their promise of magical charms, the lofty brought low, the meek recognised for their talents and the prospect of survival in even the worst of natural disasters. ‘Fair Brown and Trembling’ (a Cinderella story) ‘The Haughty Princess’ (recalling Grimm’s ‘Kings Thrushbeard’) are amongst the many delightful tales of hope and reckless determination.
FLAME TREE 451: From myth to mystery, the supernatural to horror, fantasy and science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic.
Paperback / softback: 90,000 words, 256 pages, 10 illustrations
Series: The World's Greatest Myths and Legends
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 15 mm