Saturday, October 15, 2011

Thursday Thistle: A Fairy Tale by August V. Fahren


Thursday Thistle: A Fairy Tale by August V. Fahren
Thursday Thistle: A Fairy Tale 4.60 · rating details · 5 ratings · 2 reviews
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1: A dark, forgotten land from which all of our fairytales originated.

2: A Post apocalyptic realm of twisted, magic wielding royalty locked in battle with a race of technologically superior Guardians (who seek to snuff out magic forever).

3: The world Thursday Thistle has journeyed to in order to locate Princess ...moreLethe: le the noun 'le-the

1: A dark, forgotten land from which all of our fairytales originated.

2: A Post apocalyptic realm of twisted, magic wielding royalty locked in battle with a race of technologically superior Guardians (who seek to snuff out magic forever).

3: The world Thursday Thistle has journeyed to in order to locate Princess Monday, one of seven paranormal princesses each named after a day of the week.

In a world where speaking with "wise men" is more like dealing with tech support and romance can be deadly Thursday will have to contend with: the wicked cannibal queen, a zombie grizzly bear, wee werewolves, robot laser-shooting mermaids, a steampunk tortoise, and a Zen archer monkey.

Additionally, she will meet the Schumacher Hound and find a haunted Halloween cuckoo clock temple and that's just the beginning in this tale of whimsical wandering in the dreamlike tradition of Alice in Wonderland.
This is one strange, wonderful book. It is full of quirky moments and bizarre takes on some of our most beloved fairy tales.

The plot is a fantastic jumble of plot lines, with a nymphomaniac Snow White character and a witch who’s an etiquette fanatic, among many delightful characters, who fill the pages. The reader is amused and frightened by the things Thursday sees and yet we feel comfortable in the atmosphere created by Fahren, to the point where we don’t really want the story to end. There are characters, like the cannibalistic queen, that make some moments very original, a tall order when we are bombarded by fairy tale retellings.

Thursday is a wonderful character herself. Characterized with style, she has the kind of spunk we like to see in heroines and none of the whining we don’t. Definitely a well-crafted heroine. Although the subject matter sometimes tends to head for the mind-boggling, she is an anchor to the plot, keeping the reader interested and focused on what her goal is.

This is not your basic fantasy book or nice fairytale mash-up. This book has teeth and claws that will hook on to you. I can easily recommend it to those of you who like their stories on the strange side.



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