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Tales of Arilland

Tales of Arilland Gelett Burgess Children s Book Award WinnerIn the fairy tale realm of Arilland stories are told at children s bedsides and not the stories you think you know Tales of Arilland is a collection of

  • Title: Tales of Arilland
  • Author: Alethea Kontis
  • ISBN: 9781942541066
  • Page: 268
  • Format: ebook
  • 2015 Gelett Burgess Children s Book Award WinnerIn the fairy tale realm of Arilland, stories are told at children s bedsides and not the stories you think you know.Tales of Arilland is a collection of fairy tales, presented in the magical topsy turvy way that only Alethea Kontis can do Discover the story of Bluebeard s first wife Blood From Stone , what really happene2015 Gelett Burgess Children s Book Award WinnerIn the fairy tale realm of Arilland, stories are told at children s bedsides and not the stories you think you know.Tales of Arilland is a collection of fairy tales, presented in the magical topsy turvy way that only Alethea Kontis can do Discover the story of Bluebeard s first wife Blood From Stone , what really happened to Snow White in those dark woods The Unicorn Hunter , how dangerous the Little Mermaid might have been Blood and Water , and just how far Little Red Riding Hood was willing to go Hero Worship Included in this collection is Sunday, the original novelette that inspired the award winning novel Enchanted, as well as The Cursed Prince, the previously untold history of Prince Rumbold of Arilland and .Woodcutter enthusiasts will rejoice at this opportunity to delve into the secret worlds beyond Kontis s intricately woven fantasy novels And if you are not a fan yet, you will be

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    1. Rachel on said:

      Wow, what a good read!This is a collection of short stories that includes some of the characters from the Woodcutter Sisters series. Also, there are beautifully dark renditions of the Little Mermaid and Snow White that will raise the hairs on the back of your neck. Kontis has a way of artfully weaving different fairy tale stories and characters into new versions of themselves, and in my opinion, better versions of themselves.

    2. Lucinda Rose on said:

      Each story is another reason to love Alethea Kontis. I really love her storytelling style and can't wait to share this book with my students. I really appreciated the spoiler alert on the last chapter. Now all I want to do is send good writing vibes her way for the next book.

    3. Melanie on said:

      I'm glad I was warned before I started reading this that it was darker. A couple of the stories in the beginning were weird and well, dark. My least favorite story was "Blood and Water," which was about a siren who was raped and then started killing men. There were other dark ones and, even though I didn't like the subject matter, they're still well written. There were also stories about unicorns, wolves, mermaids and Jack Woodcutter.I loved the stories that were told towards the end of the book [...]

    4. Jasmyn on said:

      I was a bit disappointed in this edition in the world of Arilland. The short fairy tales were a lot of fun, I especially enjoyed the story Blood and Water, but it just wasn't what I had expected from the series. Many of the stories were just a couple pages long, which I know is true of some tales, but they just didn't seem to have anything to them.On top of that, half the book is the novella that was turned into the book Enchanted, so I really felt like I was reading the book all over again - on [...]

    5. Deborah Blake on said:

      I loved this book so much I immediately went out and bought everything else Alethea Kontis has written. Her twist on fairy tales is completely original and totally enchanting. She's a must buy for me from now on.

    6. Alexis Drake on said:

      Mi è stato spedito gratuitamente, senza sapere che fosse il quinto di una serie. Nonostante ciò, essendo dei racconti, alcuni dei quali retelling di favole famose, l'ho apprezzato molto.Il primo dei racconti "The unicorn hunter" merita da solo 5 stelline. Ho abbassato il voto perchè un paio dei successivi racconti non mi sono piaciuti tanto quanto il primo, ma merita una menzione d'onore anche "well behaved mermaids rarely make fairy tales".The unicorn hunter ha tutto quello che cerco in un r [...]

    7. Gretchen Riverstone on said:

      What do you get when you mix the dreamy voice of Gabrielle Baker and the Brilliant quit witted and amusing writings of Alethea Kontis? THIS this Audio book. This is a MUST read/listen. I am an Audio Book Judge and have been for 12 plus years and I know good quality Audio books and this is one to add to your collection.A wonderful take on Fairy Tales, these are NOT the tales from your childhood, but deeper darker tales to tell for more mature readers.Dragons: CheckUnicorns: CheckDemons: CheckMerm [...]

    8. Breanna on said:

      This starts as a mish mash of stories, some of which are interesting and some of which are a bit creepy. None of the stories at the beginning seem to fit together. Then, the novel starts focusing on a specific family but seems to jump all over their timeline. I guess reading the other books in the series may have helped but this one was offered free and seemed interesting so I thought I would give it a try. I feel like each book in a series should be able to standalone, though. Obviously there w [...]

    9. Misti on said:

      A collection of short stories set in the same world as the author's full-length novels. Most stand alone, though the last few involve characters and events from the Woodcutter Sisters series. Several of the stories were a lot darker than I was expecting. This wasn't a terrible read, but I don't feel that I got much out of it. Probably best read just after finishing Dearest, when you want to read more in that world. I would have enjoyed it more if the events of that book had been fresh in my mind [...]

    10. Stefanie on said:

      I read the first story as a sample and was pretty much convinced to purchase the book based on the strength of that alone. The short stories in here are mostly pretty dark, capturing the tone of original fairy tales. But not overwhelmingly so. The author is clearly a skilled storyteller. I also loved that several tales connected within stories in unexpected and delightful ways. I haven't read any of her other books set in Arilland; now I'm inclined to.

    11. Carla on said:

      Written well, but most of the stories have much darker themes & elements than the other books in the Tales of Arilland series. Reminiscent of Grimm's fairy tales.

    12. Beth E on said:

      This was a lot darker than other Arilland tales, closer to the Grimms in feel.

    13. Emily on said:

      Tales of Arilland is a collection of short fairy tale retellings centered in the story world of the Woodcutter Sisters Series by Alethea Kontis. There are several independent stories, such as the retelling of “Red Riding Hood,” the original novella of Enchanted, and the same novella told from Prince Rumbold’s point of view. Tales of Arilland was full of dark magic. The books in the Woodcutter Sisters Series had a good deal of it as well, but these Tales had a bit more. Who knew The Little [...]

    14. Beth on said:

      After reading Trixter, I was craving more from the magical kingdoms Alethea Kontis is so good at carving out. Tales of Arilland absolutely satisfied that craving. It's a short collection of fairytale retellings all based in that world, utilizing the same sleight of hand at combining our known folklore and turning it on its head. Because so many of the big fairytales (Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Rose Red, Cinderella, etc.) are covered in the Woodcutter Sisters books, the ones here are much more [...]

    15. Sydney on said:

      Another fantasy, fairytale re-telling by Alethea Kontis is her Tales of Arilland. Although a bit more on the darker side of fantasy, Alethea captures readers with her combination and mixture of several popular fairytales within her story. This adventure story will intrigue readers as they delve into this magical novel. Although this story has a great plot line, I was disappointed to discover sexual content in a novel for such young readers. I would recommend this novel to readers that enjoy fant [...]

    16. Claire on said:

      This collection has many little treasures in it. Hints from the Woodcutter series and sisters. (view spoiler)[Monday is the princess and the pea (hide spoiler)]. We get some background on Rumbold from Enchanted, I love that he thinks his mother smells like purple. Plus we got the coveted Chapter 20 from Dearest. I am never going to know what happens to the Woodcutter Family am I?But this collection also has some gems that are not Woodcutter related. The Unicorn Hunter and Blood and Water are cer [...]

    17. Luna on said:

      This book is a short story collection with which takes you back to the much-loved world of Arilland. If you’ve read any of Alethea Kontis’s previous books in the series you know the treat you’re in for. If unfamiliar with Alethea Kontis magical storytelling, well then this book gives you a little taster. Either way, you’ll be happy.Personally I loved The Little Mermaid retelling best but each story is a great read. It’s not just The Little Mermaid that unique tale, Snow White and Littl [...]

    18. Kate on said:

      The other Kontis book I read I enjoyed. This one not so much.Two of the stories were Ok, but the others were too dark for me. I'm a big fan of fairy tales and mythology, but vampiric child killers and rape are not what I expected to find in a book like this, in my opinion that borders on horror. Some were just confusing and a bit weird.If you like your fairy tales as dark as a witches broom closet, then maybe you'd have given this book more stars, the two I gave it were for the two stories about [...]

    19. Kimberly Gordon on said:

      I made it to page 76 and had to stop. I am so disappointed at the dark, disgusting tales Kontis has written here. I read her first three books, when she was with a publishing company, and they're easily some of my favorite fairy tales. But now that she's out publishing on her own, her writing style and stories are atrocious. Pretty certain I won't be reading any more of her books unless she goes back to writing the way they were before.

    20. Diana on said:

      A collection of fairy tales and stories taking place within Arilland and as they might have been told in Arilland.These stories are definitely not your typical tales, although some take elements from classic tales, such as Snow White and The Little Mermaid. Some are more in-depth and interesting than others, and not all are happy endings.

    21. Leslie Rosenberg on said:

      It was okOk, this one was not nearly as good as the other books. Interesting with the different fairy tales and their not so happy endings some of them, but I just wasn't enthused by it. I liked the parts about is it Friday's princeRumbold? And the last one that connects with what's going on in Trix's quests. The other ones can be missed.

    22. Jessie on said:

      I'm not sure if I'll finish this one. Some of the stories are just plain weird. After reading a story of a siren who is raped, and who kills humans, much like a vampire, including a little girl, I became pretty turned off to the whole book.

    23. Barry Simiana on said:

      Great set of stories that mark history of the Arilland fables (Enchanted, Hero, Dearest) and fill in some of the blanks as well as some stories a little edgier but still well within the realm. Seriously Marina, you Neeed to read this stuff.As always, excellent.

    24. Nina on said:

      I love how Alethea intertwines all of her books together. On to reading Trix's adventures!

    25. Sara on said:

      Most of these fairy tales were pretty dark. The ones I liked best were straight out of the series, maybe extended versions of scenes I'd already read.

    26. Jolie on said:

      Interesting storiesdified versions of tales we think we know. I may need to read more by this author

    27. Meg on said:

      I want to find more of Althea's work; this was so good. If the Grimm Brothers dealt with modern topics with this macabre grace in the fantasy setting they'd be the Tales of Arilland!

    28. Adom on said:

      A quick read before work and on break. It was a nice intersting the on airy tails

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