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Red as Blood or tales from the Sisters Grimm
Red as Blood or tales from the Sisters Grimm Author:Tanith Lee Here are nine devilishly twisted fairy tales as tehBrothers Grimm never dared to tell them. With her brilliantly macabre pen, Tanith Lee retells some familiar tales, and concocts some new and unusualy oneas, as she asks us to consider the possibliity that things may not work as our fairy tales have them...In the title story, Lee shows us as per... more »fectly good stepmother, whose Princes stedaughter reeks of evil. Then there is Ashella, the Cinderella-like girl who, "When the Clock Strikes," intends to give her Prince Charming a deadly surprise. In "Wolfland," Lisel takes a trip through the woods to visit her grandmother-who bears little resemblance to the loving old woman we expect. And in "Thorns" you'll find teh haunting answer to the question, "What if awakening the Sleeping Beauty turns out the be the mistake of a lifetime-of severeal lifetimes, in fact?"
Populated with demons and devils, vengeful gods and not-so-innocent young girls, the nine tales of Red As Blood weave a tapestry of chilling visions, spun by the incomparably fiendish imagination of Tanith Lee.« less