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The Fairy's Tale

(The Magic Triangle Trilogy #1)

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  36 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Once upon a time, there was a foolish Fairy King who let pride and spite guide his thinking. As punishment for his impudence and betrayal, his clan condemned him to human form and charged him with the task of earning the trust of a single mortal. Given less than a year to achieve his goal, poor Frisque finds himself banished to the present-day world to seek his deliverance ...more
Paperback, 148 pages
Published May 11th 2000 by Xlibris Corporation
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Bernie Joseph
Nov 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fish out of water finds love and a stream home with the fisherman’s daughter

If you loved fairy tales as a child, and miss the loss of that sense of wonder of experiencing the discovery of the hidden mysteries inchoate in the everyday world, this is the book for you. Transformed into a human being suddenly and inexplicably, our impish hero struggles to find a way to transform himself back to his former glory days. Believably because it is so contemporary, this story nevertheless builds on the f
Max G. Bernard
Nov 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A changeling’s tale

The hero of this hilariously funny contemporary twist on the traditions of traditional folk tales is very human, but not by choice! He actually is an imp who has been exiled to become a mere mortal, an ephemeral human being eager to find his way back to his former existence. It is like the reverse of the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy is male, and he’s now in Kansas ever more, unless he can find the road back home somehow.

It turns out not to be a yellow brick road, but rather one whic
nevertell anyone
Feb 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Okay, I have to say I was hooked from the first page. It was a very clever choice by P.K. Siverson to thread humorous commentary focusing on the fairytale form itself through the story, particularly at the opening, as it immediately modernizes the genre of fairytale. This charming approach immediately endeared me to the author so that every page becomes tastier and more compelling. And then to discover that the Fairy is narrating - super cool! I really felt for our adorable hero when he was rele ...more
Apr 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
What a whimsy! Although the narrator, a Fairy named Frisque, may seem at first a snob, I was completely won over with his assertion that "Left to his own devices, mere mortal man would pave the world." Indeed, I have often lamented the wearing of shoes myself, and any doubts as to the character of Frisque were erased upon reading the words, "May Trolls take the fool who invented shoes and drop him into their deepest, dankest pit." Sure, Frisque may seem snobbish at times, but imagine if you were ...more
Nov 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
From the beginning of the book you start on an interesting and amazing journey following the Fairy King Frisque. After being found to have been a poor king by his people because he ruled by pride and spite he is banished to live as a human. To gain the ability to return to his people he must gain the trust of one person and only has a year to do this. Once your able to understand how it is written (in the fairy tale style which makes the story that much more fun) this book was great. A story of ...more
Diana Rego
Nov 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. The storytelling alone was so fun and witty and entertaining, it almost didn't matter what the story for the story, well you'll just have to read it! I'm not going to give anything away!!! I loved the main character, Frisque (ok I'll share a little bit), and writing a fairytale from the fairy's point of view was a brilliant idea and I honestly had no idea what was going to happen next. It is not your typical fairy/princess story which is what I thought when I saw the ...more
Nov 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Fairy tales are the new parables. Call me overly aware, but I feel this book mimics the Occupy movements of today. Although Frisque's task is much different than what we're going through, the message is the same. The people can only take so much. Exile is serious, but sometimes that's the only way to learn. However, the book also has a grand message of redemption. I'll admit it, I didn't want Frisque to even try to change. However, after reading the story, I have to admit that Frisque made a tru ...more
Rob Ferreri
Feb 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
With unique take on the classic forbidden love story Silverson delivers a lighthearted treat. The Fairy's Tale draws the reader into a world where fairy tales are blended with modern sensibility. The modern twist however does not underscore the fantasy elements central to the plot and in fact enhance them adding an unpredictability to the plot. The story is not a tense adventure tale, but rather a comedic melding of the real and the fantastic. I particularly enjoyed watching Ed try to navigate a ...more
Nov 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing
If you love a good fairy tale this is the book for you. The Fairy's Tale has it all; humor, morality, and imagination. It takes a modern day approach to fairy tales. Fairy Frisque is clever and humorous character. But one of his clever jokes gets him into hot water with the other fairies. As punishment, he becomes a mortal and in that are lessons for us all. One of the many lessons that I got from it is to discover what really matters. Perhaps we should all pay attention to the magic that exist ...more
Nov 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this book; from the sarcasm and wit to the mischief and merriment. The Fairy's Tale takes an interesting and unique look into the lives of fairies. We meet Frisque who in an attempt to do good, made a grave mistake that almost cost him the life he so loved. The Fairy's Tale follows him and his friends of the Fay as he carries out his sentence to try and regain the trust of his people. Silverson did a great job! ...more
Shakeera Frazer
Nov 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Excellent Read

This was such a good story. I loved fairy tales as a child and I still love "happy ending" type of stories today. I was pleasantly surprised that this was not your typical simple fairy story. It was so well written, with such a good balance between humor and suspense. I was so interested in Frisque's journey and here his decisions were going to take him. Silverson did such a good job creating this novel! I will definitely be looking forward to future work.
Feb 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love fairy tales, and this story did not disappoint. This novel, written as a classic fairy tale, is made relevant by placing the main character in modern day Los Angeles. Among other things, the author explores the issues of power and greed, making the story relatable. Overall, the tale is a light and fun read. I would absolutely recommend this novel to anyone who is looking for a quick and whimsical retreat.
Feb 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Once I started reading, this book was hard to put down! It was like a classical fairy tale with a modern twist. The novel is a typical forbidden love story between two people who should not be together according to social status. The author took a unique perspective when choossing to narrate the novel. If you are a fan of fantasy fiction I would reccomend this book.
Nov 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I especially enjoyed reading The Fairy Tale. Silverspoon takes you on a majestic journey into the mythical world of the fairy King. This story is a real page turner. I read it, in one sitting. This ebook is funny, entertaining and original. I found the fairy King to be a fascinating character and the style of the writer unique.
Jackie Kunda
Nov 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Like many of the reviewers before me, I LOVED this story! It's such a lovely blend of fantasy and romance. The humor and wit that are sprinkled in only make the story that much richer and enjoyable. Thank you to P.K. Silverson! I will certainly be reading more of your work in the future! ...more
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A figment of his own fevered imagination, P.K. Silverson had been chained to a keyboard by the forces of advertising for the bulk of his mere mortal adulthood. Released by the hero of his novel, THE FAIRY’S TALE (with whom he shares a common birth date), the author resides in Los Angeles, California… when he’s not hopelessly lost in fantasy, although many believe there is little difference between ...more

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The Magic Triangle Trilogy (6 books)
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