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Red Hood's Revenge by Jim C. Hines
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Transform the passive and predictable fairytale heroines we all know and love--Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood--into capable, tough women who know their way around swords and magic, and we have the heroines of this novel, which is not only a retelling and a reimagining of these old stories,but an expansion: what happened after happily ever after. Talia, Princess of Arathea (Sleeping Beauty), killed the prince who raped her while she slept. For years, Talia has been an adventuress and nurtured an unrequited love for Snow (Snow White). Now, the prince’s mother has hired Roudette, a shape-shifting assassin known as the Lady of the Red Hood, to kill Talia. Meanwhile, Talia and Snow and Danielle (Cinderella) struggle against the real enemies: evil fairies. Both a tale of adventure and a love story, as well as a fairy tale, this is a dark and engaging narrative.

This novel was Short Listed for the 2011 Spectrum Award (given for positive GLBT content in speculative fiction).
co-written with Carl Cipra

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