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Lore [Kindle Edition]

Brinda Berry , Karen Y. Bynum , Laura Diamond , Jayne A. Knolls , Theresa DaLayne , Cate Dean
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Book Description

A collection of six folklore retellings that will twist your mind and claim your heart.

SHIMMER: A heartbroken boy rescues a mermaid... but is it too late to save her?

BETWEEN is about a girl, a genie, and a ton of bad decisions.

SUNSET MOON: Eloise doesn't believe in Native American magic--until the dreamcatcher spiders spin her down an unknown path.

THE MAKER: An incapacitated young man bent on revenge builds a creature to do it for him.

A BEAUTIFUL MOURNING: The story of a Maya goddess torn between duty and love, and the ultimate sacrifice she must make to achieve true happiness.

THE BARRICADES: When a human girl risks everything to save the life of an Eternal prince, will their feelings for each other change the world they know, or tear it apart?


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About the Author

Brinda Berry, Karen Y. Bynum, Laura Diamond, Jayne A. Knolls, Theresa DaLayne, and Cate Dean.

Product Details

  • File Size: 680 KB
  • Print Length: 285 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 099163201X
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Sweet Biscuit Publishing, LLC (March 21, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00J6064O6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,919 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Review of Lore: Tales of Myth and Legend Retold May 8, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Shimmer - This short story was fun and heartbreaking all at the same time. I love fun mermaid stories.
Between - This short story was fun, maddening, and heartbreaking. The author did a really good job making me feel what the characters were feeling. I do think I would have made better choices with my wishes if it was me though.
Sunset Moon - I have a fascination with dream catchers and the stories behind them, so this book was quite interesting to read with the storyline behind it. Another fun read.
The Maker - This short story didn't catch my attention as much but it was interesting. I don't think I could make a person to do my bidding or anything else for that matter.
A Beautiful Mourning - I have a great fascination with God's, Goddesses, and Deities. This story really kept my attention and pulled me into the story. Love story of all time.
The Barricades - This short story brought me into it and held my attention as well as wanting more. I really loved the characters and the way the author shows we aren't that different after all.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars For fans of Grimm fairy tales June 14, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Overall this was a good collection of short stories. Some I liked more than others, but that's typical of an anthology representing different writing styles.

The stories were more like Grimm fairy tales which I have to admit I wasn't expecting so it threw me at the start, and there were times when I wandered what myth was being retold, but then again I'm not a myth expert so I told myself to read the stories and enjoy them for what for they were, and once I got my head into a shifted gear then I did I appreciate and enjoy the stories much better.

If you're a fan of Grimm fairy tales, this collection will make for a good read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Sour Patch Kids Anthology! November 14, 2014
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Have you ever eaten Sour Patch Kids? Anyone who knows me gets tired of my missives about how much I adore the sour on sweet candies. But if the makers of Sour Patch Kids happened to be looking for a new flavor, it would most certainly be called LORE.

Just like those anything but melt-in-your-mouth jellies, the stories herein are quite different than anything I've read as of late and they're different, one from another. I hear you saying, "That's how they're supposed to be. That's the point of anthology," but I disagree. I think the point of anthology is fairly similar to the point of Sour Patch Kids. Good anthologies dare us. They invite us to investigate that which we might not otherwise explore and then they leave us, just this side of satisfied. Yep, just like Sour Patch Kids.

I decided this anthology wouldn't win. Rather, I calculated. Just like my weekly ration of Sour Patch Kids I divided up the stories and savored them. I began reading on a Sunday and finished the following Saturday. Sounds simple, right? Well, it wasn't because while I'm not going to say I found each story to be perfect, I will say I found each to be its own sort of delicious. Every author found a way to leave a very definite taste on my literary tongue and months later, that taste lingers. Again, sounds a little like Sour Patch Kids. Wouldn't you agree?

The very cool thing about this anthology is the featured authors exhibit a slightly different writing style, a different way they do what they do that made each story so very effective. Delving deeper, I wondered if that was part of the point of the collection. You know, maybe the collection was designed to remind us on some level of all those myths we've come to know and love, or not.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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Review of A Beautiful Mourning, one of the six stories of Lore.

This is the story of a Maya goddess torn between duty and love, and the ultimate sacrifice she must make to achieve true happiness. The protagonists in this Mayan mythology are Ishel, the goddess of flowers and Kinich, the sun god. Their love is sweet. But Ishel is betrothed to Nacon, the god of War. This story revolves around how Ishel and Kinich fight to be together because Ishel’s father has given his word to Nacon that he will give his daughter to him. Kinich has a kind of respect for humans that is really admirable. He always looks to them for being inspired, for fighting to get true love.

Though Nacon is fierce and short tempered, his love for Ishel is heartfelt. I actually felt bad that he can’t have Ishel!. He is not exactly a villain though he does fight Kinich for Ishel’s hand. I liked him a lot. The way his voice changes to softness and his touch becomes silk with Ishel is so conspicuous.

There are some very touching scenes in this story. Two of them moved me to tears, one which showed how a brother helps a sister in testing times and the other the love between Ishel and her father towards the end of the story. It might seem vague and I am sorry I am not elaborating on it. This story is really short (13,000 words) and any extra detail becomes a spoiler!

I give 5 stars to this amazing story by Theresa!.

Favorite line from the story:

“You believe my heart to be black.” He lowered his tone even more and pulled me closer to him. “That was true until the day I first saw you.”

- Nacon speaking to Ishel. These words really highlight his feelings for him and thus it’s my favorite line in this story.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant anthology
Five well written short stories,all based on very different myths.These stories show just how diverse human beliefs are.I recommend especially the story by Cate Dean
Published 3 hours ago by Annlouise Fallon
3.0 out of 5 stars ATTENTION: Spoilers ahead. Read at your own risk!
Overall, I liked this anthology. All of the stories were delightfully original, but I enjoyed some better than others.

Shimmer: Sweet summer mer-love at its finest. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amber @ Casual Readers
3.0 out of 5 stars Quick reads
Lore is the first anthology I have read. It is aimed at a young adult audience and contains a very good mix of stories from romance, mystery and thriller, which are connected by... Read more
Published 1 month ago by kirstyv
4.0 out of 5 stars Overall 3.5 Stars!
It's so hard for me to review short stories. I'm a reader who loves deep story-lines and complex characters, but novellas/anthologies don't always have either of those two things. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Holly
3.0 out of 5 stars Anthologies are fun to read because you get a taste of so ...
Anthologies are fun to read because you get a taste of so many different authors. Plus they are short stories and it’s fun to take a break and read something short every once in a... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jen @ Library of a Book Witch
2.0 out of 5 stars Didn't do it for me.
Lore: Tales of Myth and Legend Retold is a young adult myth/legend and paranormal anthology. It is a collection of 6 short stories. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Michelle@Book Briefs
4.0 out of 5 stars Lore
Lore was quite an interesting read for me, as well as a nice change from a few reading choices I had just made before diving into this. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Future Slayer Girl (aka: kitten)
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Collection of Myth & Legend Stories!
This was a good anthology and I enjoyed all six of the stories, some to a greater extent than others, but all were fun to read. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Myra (Pieces of Whimsy)
5.0 out of 5 stars Modern-day magic, spun from Grimm's threads
This collection of myth and magic had me hooked from page one. Which makes sense, as it begins with “Shimmer,” the tale of a girl who can change into a mermaid – and whose family... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Laura Roberts
4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet, short stories.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Lore is an anthology of short stories. It's an easy and quick read. I enjoyed it. Read more
Published 3 months ago by TNT Reviews
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