"A suspenseful, dark, coming of age tale of a teenager who must learn to navigate between the worlds of everyday life and of Fairy. The language is rich and the enjoyable twists of plot will keep you guessing."
--Ellen Evert Hopman, author of the Priestess of the Forest trilogy of Druid novels
"Timothy Roderick has fashioned an imaginative mashup of plots and characters .... Breathing new life into those old tales, Roderick drops characters such as Sleeping Beauty and the Big Bad Wolf ... right into the middle of modern America, then draws us back into his own magical and amusingly inverted version of the fairy tale world along with them.... Full of wit and irony and with nary a damsel-in-distress in sight."
--Laura Perry, author of Ariadne's Thread: Awakening the Wonders of the Ancient Minoans in Our Modern Lives
"Take a journey with Briar Blackwood in this unique and entertaining story written by renowned Wiccan author Timothy Roderick. This debut novel -- the first in a series -- will undoubtedly appeal to adults of all ages whose hearts have a fondness for magic, fantasy, and a dash of darkness."
-- Raven Digitalis, author of Shadow Magick Compendium & Goth Craft
"...Ugly Ducklings, Cinderellas, wide-awake Sleeping Beauties, Magical Godparents, and Handsome Princes in disguise will all love Briar's adventures."
--Barbara Ardinger, Ph.D. (barbaraardinger.com), author of Secret Lives, Pagan Every Day, and other books
"Ancient smashes head-on into modern in Timothy Roderick's strangely clever and enchanting debut young adult/fantasy .... Definitely snarky and weird, sometimes dark, and packed with plenty of extraordinary twists and turns, Roderick has retooled such fairytales as Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella into a suspenseful, wry, modern magical mystery.... Reminiscent and just as entertaining as Mary Janice Davidson... Roderick leaves the door open for more wildly wonderful Briar Blackwood magic!"
--Sirona Knight, author of Faery Magick
and The Shapeshifter Tarot
About the Author
Briar Blackwood's Grimmest of Fairytales is award-winning author Timothy Roderick's debut novel. He lives amidst the goblins, trolls and enchanted holly-woods in the make-believe world of Los Angeles. Learn more about Timothy and the Briar Blackwood series at briarblackwood.com.