The Woodcutter, Scent of Magic, & Something Wicked This Way Comes

NEW: THE WOODCUTTER by Kate Danley (47North, 2012) New, yes, but The Woodcutter, Kate Danley’s fractured fairy tale, is “new” only in traditional publishing terms. Danley self-published The Woodcutter in 2010, and riding on that success, it ...
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Krampus: the Yule Lord, City of Dark Magic, & Half Magic

NEW: KRAMPUS: THE YULE LORD by Brom (Harper Voyager, 2012) The author and artist of The Child Thief returns with a modern fabulist tale of Krampus, the Lord of Yule and the dark enemy ...
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The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There, Falling Kingdoms & The Neverending Story

NEW: THE GIRL WHO FELL BENEATH FAIRYLAND AND LED THE REVELS THERE, Book Two in the Fairyland series, by Catherynne M. Valente and illustrated by Ana Juan In Valente’s 2009 book Palimpsest, the narrator briefly mentions ...
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Weird Sisters

The weird sisters, hand in hand,Posters of the sea and land,Thus do go about, about:Thrice to thine and thrice to mineAnd thrice again, to make up nine.Peace! the charm’s wound up.Macbeth Act I Scene ...
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Bad Fairy Case File #353: The Vila

It is easy to fear a witch. The green skin, the warts, the potions, the cackling... But what if your captor were breathtakingly fair, with long flowing hair that sparkled about her head, and ...
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Dodger, Flame of Sevenwaters, Windhaven

NEW: DODGER by Terry Pratchett (HarperCollins, 2012) The first thing you should know about Pratchett’s latest book is that it’s one of his rare stories not set in Discworld. That might make Dodger a good book ...
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Into the Woods, Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm, The Silmarillion

Usually, the New, Soon, and Classic features on FairyRoom are true to highlighting three books with strong fairy themes, worlds, and/or characters—any touch of fairy qualifies! Today's NS&C post has a definite theme. In ...
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Led Zeppelin, Lead Belly, and the Missing Boggart from Under the Bed

As quests go, it's both dire and pretty straightforward what with a giant to outmaneuver, boggarts to defeat, an attempt to stall a hangman, a damsel in distress (largely of her own making), and ...
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Edmund Dulac: Fairies I Have Met

Edmund Dulac's brilliant fairy illustrations capture the vibrancy of Stawell’s stories, taking inspiration from textiles and Japanese ...
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Stormdancer, Dark Currents, and The Book of Three

NEW: STORMDANCER, Book One in the Lotus War series by Jay Kristoff (Tor, 2012) Japanese Steampunk. Right?!? Let that glorious juxtaposition sink in, then read this synopsis — you will realize that you have to read this ...
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