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Cinders (Good Tales For Bad Dreams Book 1) Kindle Edition
Quote: "Death by god or death by man... but never as a sister of the Black House!"
Welcome to Good Tales For Bad Dreams, a short-fiction series of re-imagined fairy tales. Each story is set in a different time and place. Some will be familiar, others will not. So, strip bare your assumptions, open your mind and see these tales told like never before.
Please note that this is a short-fiction piece (approx. 28 pages or 10k words) and only a taste of things to come...
(Suggested for Mature Readers, 17 and up)
From the Publisher
"Masterful and Poetic"
"...the author gives the work a classic, timeless feel... and weaves a dark and magical mood throughout the tale... If you are looking for a sensual re-imagining of the classic Cinderella tale, then this... would be a good choice."
- From the official OnlineBookClub.org
A Unique and Compelling Twist on the Tale of Cinderella!
Take A Journey On The Dark Side Of Make-Believe
"Cinders by V.M. Sawh is short, dark, and interesting."- Heather Osborne, reviewed on behalf of Readers' Favorites
- ASIN : B00GW8G990
- Publisher : V.M. Sawh (November 21, 2013)
- Publication date : November 21, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 1601 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 28 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,210,344 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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All in all, while Cinders wasn't mind-blowing or groundbreaking, it was a nice, quick read about a character we've seen before (just not in such dire straits). It's probably not a book I'd read more than once though, but it was pretty decent for a one-time read.
The length is perfect. I was able to read it in one sitting -- which is good because with Sawh's skill level of writing and the fascinating plot, I would have read it all in one sitting even if it had been 400 pages long (which would have greatly upset my toddler son).
It's a brilliant retelling of the fairy tale -- taking it back to the morbidity of its origin. I loved this short story and highly recommend it!
In this version, however, Rella is a resident of Black House and her "sisters" are all doxies in the employ of Stepmother. How Rella ends up at the ball and all the other events in he tale have a dark quality that harkens back to the Grimm version.
A wonderful read!
I will admit, it took a little time for me to warm up to Rella, but by about one third of the way in, I was invested in the character. I would recommend this to fans of dark fantasy and gothic romance. I'm looking forward to reading more in this series.