Saturday, October 5, 2013
The Woodcutter - Kate Danley
This was an interesting amalgamation of fairy tales – the premise is that there are twelve kingdoms ruled by humans with Fae blood, and the Woodcutter was appointed to keep them in line. If he fails, the Fae will come back and wipe out the Mortals, because they don’t believe that Mortals can handle Fae power unchecked. Only the Woodcutter can find out what’s gone wrong, and fix things.
The writing does get a little overwrought by the end, but it’s a still a satisfying read, and a good twist on the fairy tale canon.