Currently browsing tag

folklore

Maplecroft by

Recommended by Kameron Hurley here and by this metafilter thread. Also part of my Once Upon a Time 9 reading, this, to …

The Unfortunate Fursey by

Fursey is a lay brother in Clonmacnoise. The only monastery in Ireland to be unafflicted by demons and other such occult presences. …

Jackalope Wives by

I’m terrible at reading magazines I have discovered. I have a subscription to Apex and I don’t think I’ve read more than …

The crane wife by

Part of my Once Upon a Time reading. George is an American ex-pat living in England. He has been there for so …

You probably know the Perrault version. And chances are, you haven’t been able to escape the Disney yt version. Maybe you know the slightly-darker Grimm version, or even the original story of Yeh-Shen. Maybe you’re a … → 28 October 2011

Bridge of birds by

In an Ancient China, that never was, Yu Lu (not to be confused with the eminent author of The Classic of Tea) sets out on a quest to save the children of his village. Everyone between the ages of 8 and 13 has been struck down by a mysterious plague. He is sent to the Peking in order to bring back a wise man who can help them solve the mystery of this plague that can count. Soon Yu Lu (also known as Number Ten Ox due to his great strength) and the wise man Li Kao are racing across China in an attempt to locate the Root of Power that just may save the afflicted children.

The underneath by dir. by

Author: Kathi Apelt
This is the story of an abandoned cat, an old hound dog who becomes her friend and her kittens, and the family they become. But it is also a tale of old Grandmother Moccasin, a shape-chaning lemia, who is trapped in jar and by her own anger and resentment at her betrayal, as she sees it, by those she loved. And through its blending of myth and floklore it is the perfect fit for my Once Upon a Time reading list. It is also a children’s book, so it shouldn’t take you to long to get through. Although that does not mean that this doesn’t have darkness.