Fairy Tales

Fairy tale is a type of short narrative that typically features such folkloric characters, such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, dwarves, giants or gnomes, and usually magic or enchantments. However, only a small number of the stories thus designated explicitly refer to fairies.

Fairy tales are high fantasy based on stories that are not only not true, but that couldn't possibly be true, while Legends are sometimes perceived as real or plausible. Fairy tales may merge into legends, where the narrative is perceived both by teller and hearers as being grounded in historical truth. However, unli

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Zhara (Guardians of Dawn, #1)
Never a Hero (Monsters, #2)
A Duet with the Siren Duke (Married to Magic, #4)
Her Radiant Curse
Creeping Beauty
Marry Me by Midnight (Once Upon the East End #1)
Cloak of Scarlet (The Dericott Tales, #5)
House of Roots and Ruin (Sisters of the Salt, #2)
Thief Liar Lady
Fire & Fate (Villains, #10)
The Skull
A Warning About Swans
Sleep No More (October Daye, #17)
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A Spindle Splintered (Fractured Fables, #1)
Her Radiant Curse
Cursed (Gilded, #2)
Gilded (Gilded, #1)
The Crane Husband
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Night of Masks and Knives (The Broken Kingdoms, #4)
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A Mirror Mended (Fractured Fables, #2)
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Neil Gaiman
Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.
Neil Gaiman, Coraline

Michael Ende
There are many kinds of joy, but they all lead to one: the joy to be loved.
Michael Ende, The Neverending Story

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