When it comes to the classics, it never harms to go back and appreciate some stories of yesteryear.
In this anthology, edited by authors Paul Kane and Marie O’Regan, we have some twists on fairytales plus a mix of brand new stories and poetry thrown in for good measure.
There really is plenty to admire here, with an array of different authors adding their slants on tales such as trolls under bridges or even sleeping beauty given a sexual predator vibe.
With the short story format, even some of the stories that don’t work are over in a flash so you can move on to the next one.
Highlights include Charlie Jane Anders’ bombastic Fairy Werewolf vs Vampire Zombie, Christina Henry’s As Red as Blood as White as Snow and Lilith Saintcrow’s Haza and Ghani.
The beauty of Cursed is that after finishing it, it gave me incentive to discover authors I had never heard of before; which is probably the best gift of all.
Cursed is available now from Titan Books.