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Steampunk Fairy Tales: Volume II

(Steampunk Fairy Tales #2)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  116 ratings  ·  19 reviews
A heart-broken scientist travels back in time to prevent his wife's death, but a mysterious creature foils his plans.

Escaped slaves Thomas and Mia find an ancient train in the desert. What peculiar magic does it contain?

A three-inch tall samurai goes missing in a house full of demons and possessed vegetable graters, and it's up to his girlfriend to rescue him.

And what, exa
Kindle Edition, 274 pages
Published October 16th 2016 by Amazon Digital Services
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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." ...more
Heather Hayden
Dec 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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!
Oct 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book contains 9 stories which are more or less loosely based on fairy tales from around the world. It's enjoyable to have them set in a steam world with quite interesting machines.

I especially liked:
The Clockwork Cabinet by H.L. Burke, with nice characters and kind of a message.
Felis aurantiacus by Kathy Steinemann, with time travelling and a funny conclusion.


Esmeralda by Ashley Capes. This one meets my taste in every aspect and to me it is one of the best fairy tales ever! For that alon
Aug 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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 inve
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Steampunk Fairy Tales Volume II

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.
Jul 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: clock-and-steam
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.

Excellent concept and enjoyable read.
Sharon M. Turner
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great new age fairy tales!

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.
Melissa Coleman
Oct 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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.
Teresa Champagne
Jul 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Different type of stories

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.
Aug 19, 2017 rated it liked it

Not a huge fan of steampunk in any form but the stories in this collection were cute and unique in their own way. It didn't win me over for the style but I would be willing to read it to my kids.
Aug 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Fun read, I will be looking for more books from this author.,....B
Oct 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Not as good as the first book in the series, but *definitely* worth a read.
Carole O'Brien
Feb 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018
It was ok, some fairy tales I had not heard before others were just a reworking of original fairy tales.
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Quite a bit of fun and fancy

Every story was well told and fascinating. Adding to the interest was that the original stories came from all over the world.
Mar 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Some really good stories in this collection, although some were a little dull. I think it would have helped if I had read all the original stories.
Mar 08, 2017 rated it it was ok
I'm beginning to think I just don't get steampunk. Or that what appeals to me about it isn't what everyone else is getting out of it.

Most of these stories are technically competent, but having returned the book, I find I can't remember anything about half of them, and am lukewarm on the rest.
A.J. Flowers
Dec 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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 th
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