Beyond the Woods: Fairy Tales Retold by Paula Guran

Beyond the Woods Anthology Paula Guran

Overall Rating of the Anthology: 3 Stars ★★★☆☆

Best of the Bunch

  • Halfway People by Karen Joy Fowler
  • Beyond the Naked Eye by Rachel Swirsky
  • Good Hunting by Ken Liu

An overall very good collection of fairy tale, with each author adding his or her own unique twist to some well-known and some not very known tales. Read on for a more detailed review of each story.

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Rogues: Review


Overall Rating of the Anthology: 3 Stars ***

I find anthologies difficult to rate, since most of the time they contain a mix of good and not so good stories. Because of that, I’ll take a closer look at the different stories below and will rate them individually.

Tough Times All OverJoe Abercrombie

2 Stars **

This story follows a package as it makes its way through Sipani, a seedy city and its inhabitants.

During the story, the package changes hands multiple times and all of the characters want that package. It is more of a cross-section of the city and its inhabitants than an actual story. We get a glimpse at a character and a hint of their story and then it moves on again.

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