"an anthology of fairy tale stories with a modern twist"
Woodcutter's Grim is an anthology of fairy tale stories
with a modern twist.
Welcome to Woodcutter's Grim, a town with a lot of history.
For many generations the Guardians have protected the town
of Woodcutter's Grim from the horrors of the Black Woods.
Papa is the first story, based on Hansel and Gretel.
Randall Park was trying to make a life with his new wife
when his kids and ex wife are killed in a car accident. His
wife becomes terrified and begins to have nightmares. Luck
befalls them and he takes her to Woodcutter's Grim to
relax, not knowing what awaits them there.
The second story is Blood of Amethyst, a retelling
of Rumplestiltskin. Amethyst Phillips begins to look and
behave very strangely after searching for her father in the
Black Woods. Her boyfriend, Gabe Reece is a Guardian, and
its up to him to figure out exactly what happened in the
woods before it's too late.
Dancing to the Grave is based on the Pied Piper of
Hamelin. The children are not the same and it seems as if
the only one who notices this is Diana Anders, a local
teacher. It is up to Diana and her husband Kurt, to save
the town's future.
The Amethyst Tower is loosely based on Rapunzel. Her
prince is actually a time traveler, who must rescue her
from the evil Warlock Lord. These stories could only lead
you to Woodcutter's Grim.
The anthology was very well put together and each story was
like a book all by itself. The storyline was well developed
and resolved at the end. The stories are definitely for
adults, and were written in a way that made me care for all
of the primary characters. The dialogue was realistic, and
I was entertained by each story. Some elements were a
little harsh, but it set the tone of the anthology
Reviewed by Breia Brickey
Posted September 6, 2008