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Its shadowed claim stretching over these many kingdoms and lurking on the edge of all these tales lies the great and terrible forest of many names. At its heart, the Goblin King ensnares the hearts of the youth he seduces into his trap, weaving their cages and casting their souls into madness. Until one day, he meets his match in a frightened young girl with golden eyes.
Connecting all four of these tales is the winding, twisting yellow brick road, with no end and no beginning and a propensity to take one exactly where they have no business going.
About the Author:
Aneesa Yasin is an author living in Yorkshire, the grandest county in the UK. Just a short distance away is Haworth, birthplace of the famous Bronte Sisters. She credits the auspicious location of her residence and a first time reading of 'Wuthering Heights' as one of the strongest reasons behind her love of writing growing up. After graduating from the University of York in 2017, she has turned all her energy towards fulfilling her two life long dreams: becoming an author and adopting a dog, a cat and a kangaroo.
“Stray not beyond the village wall.
For the woods are dark and the night is long.
Beware, beware, the Goblin King’s call.”
Take a trip down the yellow brick road and revel in the beauty, horror and madness that
awaits…four beloved fairy tales with a bonus story inspired by Angela Carter’s The Erl King.
Sleeping Beauty. A case of mistaken identity. A spoilt, murderous prince lifts up the first
beauty he sees, and unable to wake her, carries her away and marries her anyway. Little
does he know, she's a kitchen wench.
Cinder. A rat with dreams larger than her front teeth. A fairy gives her an opportunity to live
as a human and marry the handsome prince. But the price is hefty. A life for a life. Who will
she kill in order to take their place in the human world?
Snow White. A psychopathic princess with severe Mommy issues. Her mother, an abused
Queen-turned-Regent, was a mere kitchen wench when her husband stole her away.
Murdering him did not slake her thirst for vengeance and a newfound greed for everlasting life
and power. Thus, she asks her daughter to do the unimaginable.
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