Read Frozen Fairy Tales by Kate Wolford Tina Anton Amanda Bergloff Gavin Bradley L.A. Christensen Steven Grimm Christina Ruth Johnson Rowan Lindstrom Online


Winter is not coming. Winter is here. As unique and beautifully formed as a snowflake, each of these fifteen stories spins a brand new tale or offers a fresh take on an old favorite like Jack Frost, The Snow Queen, or The Frog King. From a drafty castle to a blustery Japanese village, from a snow-packed road to the cozy hearth of a farmhouse, from an empty coffee house iWinter is not coming. Winter is here. As unique and beautifully formed as a snowflake, each of these fifteen stories spins a brand new tale or offers a fresh take on an old favorite like Jack Frost, The Snow Queen, or The Frog King. From a drafty castle to a blustery Japanese village, from a snow-packed road to the cozy hearth of a farmhouse, from an empty coffee house in Buffalo, New York, to a cold night outside a university library, these stories fully explore the perils and possibilities of the snow, wind, ice, and bone-chilling cold that traditional fairy tale characters seldom encounter. In the bleak midwinter, heed the irresistible call of fairy tales. Just open these pages, snuggle down, and wait for an icy blast of fantasy to carry you away. With all new stories of love, adventure, sorrow, and triumph by Tina Anton, Amanda Bergloff, Gavin Bradley, L.A. Christensen, Steven Grimm, Christina Ruth Johnson, Rowan Lindstrom, Alison McBain, Aimee Ogden, J. Patrick Pazdziora, Lissa Marie Redmond, Anna Salonen, Lissa Sloan, Charity Tahmaseb, and David Turnbull to help you dream through the cold days and nights of this most dreaded season.Published by World Weaver Press in association with Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine....

Title : Frozen Fairy Tales
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ISBN : 9780692576076
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 244 Pages
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Frozen Fairy Tales Reviews

  • Amalia Gavea
    2018-09-05 22:42

    "Until the day they died, late at night when the winds moaned, they would swear they heard a voice outside singing lullabies. And once in a while, travelers through the region would stop at the village and speak about a moving light in the snow that guided them to safety in a storm. To them, the light appeared to be a woman and two small boys, glowing with a shine as beautiful and serene as the moon"Winter is the proper season to curl up with a book while snow is falling silently outside the window. With a soft caramel light to aid our eyes (and ideally, a cat curled by our feet), reading stories that remind us of the beauty and harshness of a season that is strangely beautiful and hauntingly attractive. This collection is not excellent but is satisfying enough to accompany a cozy winter evening."The Stolen Heart" by Christina Ruth Johnson: The Summer princess travels to the realm of the Winter King to save her father. A tender tale of persistence and love."Faithful Henry" by Steven Grimm: This is a version of "The Princess and the Frog", set in the Dark Ages, flavoured with pseudo-feminist themes, ill attempts to appear funny and with a disrespectful portrayal of the Christian Faith. When I respect someone's religious beliefs, I expect the others to do the same. Grimm should understand that mocking a specific religion doesn't make him cool or superior. It makes him appear as stupid as he probably is. And yes, this was an exasperated rant. I won't respect anyone that doesn't respect all beliefs. Excuse me...."The Ice Fisher" by J. Patrick Pazdziora: A young fisherman tries to avoid temptations. Very poetic and atmospheric."Buffalo Wings" by Lissa Marie Redmond:: Winter shows his hardest side in Buffalo, a few days before the Winter Solstice. A story whose roots can be traced in the Celtic and Gaelic Mythology with a fascinating setting. An adventurous tale but, again, the weak attempts to create a humorous read ruined everything. No surprise really...everything the protagonist is an idiot and the dialogue comes straightly from a teen horror film. And what's the need for the main character to say that he watches Game of Thrones for the nudity? Best be careful when you are a nobody writer and refer to George R.R. Martin.....Ridiculous..."Cold Bites " by Tina Anton:A lovely winter tale about kindness and honesty."Death in Winter'' by Lissa Sloan: A battle between a mother and Death. A haunting, Gothic tale."Simon the Cold" by Charity Tahmaseb:A bookish girl and a strange man in a fight to save the world."The Light of the Moon, the Strength of the Storm, the Warmth of the Sun" by Aimee Ogden:A young woman begins an impossible journey. This story echoes a hundred similar myths from all over the world."A Heart of Winter" by Anna Salonen:A young boy begins an impossible journey to save his sister. A lovely, heartfelt story. Haunting and dark like the Finnish forests."Happily Ever After" by Amanda Bergloff:A story of two brave children and a winter witch where each character leads to the next step and "the happily ever after" takes too long. I couldn't really see the point of this story and I would characterize it as "cute" at best."The Heart of Yuki-onna" by Alison McBain:A tale set in Japan about a brave girl who tried to stop Winter. Sad and haunting."The Wolf Queen" by Rowan Lindstrom:A tale of revenge and the beautiful bond between a young woman and a wolf. Quite possibly the most beautiful story in the collection."What She Saw by Lantern Light" by L.A. Christensen: A French tale that echoes "The Snow Child" and "Midsummer's Night Dream".Very atmospheric, true to its title."The Shard of Glass" by David Turnbull:This story is an attempt to imagine the life of Gerda and Kay after the events of "The Snow Queen". It was full of potential but the writing was too blunt, too repetitive, too melodramatic. In my opinion, Andersen's creations should be left alone if you don't have the necessary chops as a writer.Highly disappointing."How Jack Frost Stole Winter" by Gavin Bradley:A very short but brilliant tale about Jack Frost.Out of these fifteen stories three were horrible, in my opinion, but the rest ranged from good to excellent. They show the aspects of Winter in all their glory. From the serene, tranquil beauty to the foreboding, menacing, dark cold. Most of the stories were definitely on the darker side which, as you know, is right up my alley. In my opinion, the anthology would have been excellent if Wolford hadn't acquired such a high and mighty tone in her introduction and the writers had been more careful with their subject. As it is, "Frozen Fairy Tales" is a balanced collection with certain moments of beauty but it isn’t memorable enough if I compare it to other similar anthologies.My reviews can also be found on https://theopinionatedreaderblog.word...

  • Marquise
    2018-09-03 20:42

    3.5 stars average for the entire book, which turned out to be a decent fairy tale retellings anthology with Winter as the unifying theme. There are 15 stories included, and fortunately none is so bad that'd make you throw the book against the wall or rate it too low. Most oscillate between 3 stars and 3.5 stars, with three that rise above the rest for quality writing and originality of concept. These were:BUFFALO WINGS by Lissa Marie Redmond4.5 starsNo recognisable fairy tale here, more like it was based on Celtic/Gaelic mythology, specifically the Faerie lore. It was the most fun to read, and the most surprising of them all. The setting is very beautifully described as well, and the characters easygoing and uncomplicated.THE LIGHT OF THE MOON, THE STRENGTH OF THE STORM, THE WARMTH OF THE SUN by Aimee Ogden4 starsWhatever the original tale or legend this is based on, I don't know it. It's confusing at first, because you don't know what's happening or why the heroine does what she does, until the end, where you get to experience a revelation and all pieces fall into place. Good story.THE WOLF QUEEN by Rowan Lindstrom4.5 starsThis one is for sure a Little Red Riding Hood retelling, and one of the most original I've read. The setting is great, the characters well done, and the story deviates a lot from Perrault and the Grimms, but it still can be recognised.This anthology is worth reading In whatever season, definitely.

  • Cecelia Myers
    2018-09-19 19:38

    I loved this book, and it has been my favorite from the author. It's been the perfect read in between knitting during the cold weather, with a warm dog in my lap. My favorite stories were the ones that felt like truly vivid worlds. "The Stolen Heart" had characters that felt real to me, and I could practically feel the cold as Summer traveled north. "Buffalo Wings" was a fun read, and I the coffee shop was so amazingly described. Plus, I've always heard about how terrible Buffalo winters are, so it was a fantastic setting. Finally, "A Heart of Winter" gripped me from the first line. I felt completely connected to Allard in his search for Githa as he battled the witch. Although, I was devastated by the Crow's death. Read this book with some hot chocolate and a cookie, you'll be glad you did!!

  • Simon Roy Hughes
    2018-08-27 01:31

    Fifteen tales of enchantment—with wolves; witches; frogs; golden horses, fish, and fruit; fairies from another dimension; and the King of Winter. Winter itself is the character common to all the tales—frigid, icy, dark, lonely, menacing, and lethal.I read a tale a day over two weeks in darkest December, and thoroughly enjoyed them. When I discovered that the margins in the paperback were too narrow for my taste (they affect ease of reading), I bought the ebook, and kept on reading until I was finished. If the cold end of the year fascinates you, I recommend the experience of reading this book.

  • Sarena Ulibarri
    2018-08-26 23:26

    Some of these stories are retellings of classic fairy tales with a unique twist, others are fantasy stories with a fairy tale feel to them. "Buffalo Wings" by Lissa Marie Redmond and "Simon the Cold" by Charity Tahmaseb were two of the most memorable stories for me, but there wasn't a single story in this collection that fell flat for me, which is rare in an anthology. This would make an excellent stocking-stuffer for all the fairy tale lovers in your life.

  • Sara Norja
    2018-09-08 21:30

    I really liked the concept of fairy tales set in winter but I'd have liked a more diverse range of stories. This was very much an American/European collection with little in the way of winters around the world. Still, many of the stories were enjoyable. I especially liked "Death in Winter" by Lissa Sloan, "The Light of the Moon, the Strength of the Storm, the Warmth of the Sun" by Aimee Ogden, "The Wolf Queen" by Rowan Lindstrom and "How Jack Frost Stole Winter" by Gavin Bradley.

  • S.L. Saboviec
    2018-08-27 01:20

    I've loved other anthologies put out by World Weaver Press, but this one wasn't as enthralling as I had expected and hoped. The stories moved slowly, and toward the end, some sloppy copy edits needed fixing. That being said, the stories are true to the premise, with a winter atmosphere and a fairy tale feel.

  • Amy Petrilla
    2018-08-31 22:17

    Frozen Fairy Tales leads the reader into a winter wonderland! This collection of fairy tales has it all: romance, adventure, and magic!

  • Carla Jensen
    2018-08-30 02:21

    The story by Steven Grimm was my favorite. His turn of events was enjoyable and hard for me to put down. I will be looking for more writings by Steven Grimm. Frozen Fairy Tales.

  • Riva Zhao
    2018-09-13 23:34

    i love the first story, especially how the writer put those words in detail.and i like the fairy tale book which the setting are all winter. awesome. highly recommend this book!

  • Steven Grimm
    2018-09-01 23:37

  • Lissa Sloan
    2018-09-13 23:23

  • Christina
    2018-08-26 21:31