Leslie and Dave are Pittsburgh, PA authors and caretakers to three unpredicatble, and often demanding, mutts.
Inspired by the worlds and stories of David Eddings, Baldur's Gate, and Final Fantasy VI, they always strive to imbue their fantastical stories with a dose of humor and plenty of intrigue.
On the rare instance they aren't writing, they forge ahead on any of their other numerous obsessions, such as gardening, programming, and putting together Legos while watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Decent overall, but didn't find any of my favourite tales here and the majority of the nine stories didn't resonate with me. Best for me were H. L. Burke's The Clockwork Cabinet, a retelling of the Greek myth of Pandora's forbidden box; Kathy Steinemann's Felis Aurantiacus, an original steampunk cum crazy scientist inventor cum time-travel tale; and Heather White's Vasilisa and the Mechanical Matryoshka, a retelling of the Russian folktale "Vasilisa the Beautiful and Baba Yaga."
I loved the first volume of this anthology series, and bought the second one as soon as it was available. This was the perfect sequel; more fun, steampunky tales based on fairy tales, including one that continued the adventures of one of my favorite characters from the previous volume. If you love fairy tales, steampunk, and anthologies full of great stories, definitely check this out!
Just like opening gifts from a friend, anthologies introduce someone or something not normally sought by yourself. Pre - vetted and organized seamlessly flowing folklore and fables from different ethnic sources are twisted towards Steampunk settings. Obviously the authors are good and each demenstrates unique style portraying characters and background. This is why I like this book. The study in Steampunk starts with a synopsis of the story, the story, epilogue and winds up with the chance to investigate the authors. I'm also impressed that each tale stems from a cultural story with reasons and notes from the author. Nice job giving people a chance to explore this genre and the way it was presented.
Nine will written Steampunk Fairy Tales adventure thriller short stories by nine individual authors. Each story is different with interesting characters and conclusion. Each is based on fairy tales from different countries. I would highly recommend this novel to readers looking for something different. As with all box 📦 sets some are better than others or more interesting. Enjoy the adventure of reading 👓 or listening 🎶 to Alexa as I do because of eye damage and health issues. 2022 😢⏰👒🎩
These are mostly retellings of familiar fairy tales from around the world. I like anthologies because they introduce the reader to many different authors and styles of writing. The stories in this volume are interesting reinterpretations. Because they are short, they tend to be quick reads. Like all anthologies this one is easy to put down between stories, which is why it took me so long to finish it.
While I did not love every story, I enjoyed the new takes on soem old tales. I enjoyed Volume I and will likely continue on to Volume III.
This is a good concept for authors to show their chops when readers are uncertain if they should buy something. They take a hot genre, Steampunk, and mix it with a collection of short fairy tales to sample the wares of those writers.
I got this because it had my favorite author included. As usual, Ashley Capes delivered a great story, but I was pleasantly surprised by all the other authors. Each story was fascinating in its own right. I especially loved the ones that you could recognize the original story from. I'll be reading book one.
I enjoyed reading both volumes of Steampunk Fairy Tales, but this one is the best (in my opinion). It's definitely worth reading both books though. The stories are imaginative and creative. You can't go wrong with this book. Thanks for the great read.
These stories are a different kind of fairy tales. Based on old folklore they bring these old tales to life. . Really like the steampunk type of stories will look into buying some of the books told about by the authors that wrote these stories.
I loved the first edition and the second one didn't disappoint! I enjoyed that these stories seemed a little lengthier, and the characterization was great. The tone of each story definitely kept to the "steampunk fairy tale" feel and I really liked that about it. My only complaint was that I would have liked information about the authors at the end of the book instead of at the end of each story. It took me out to swipe through a few pages to get to the next story rather than get to read about the authors once I'd gotten to the end. But ultimately, it didn't detract from my enjoyment since the writing was well done. Plus, those covers are gorgeous! It makes for a nicely wrapped package.
Another good read, I do like a short story at bedtime and these did not disappoint. Its also a good way to try out a new genre if you are not sure and don't want to commit to a whole novel. having said that I love steampuck in any case