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If you are curious about the original fairy tale, I highly recommend waiting until after you finish Ride the Wind before searching out the origin, or risk spoiling this gem of a story. Even if you did know the tale, you'd still get the satisfaction of the "flipped" experience, I'd think.
Anyway, start at the beginning of this series, but don't stop there!
The Flipped Fairy Tales series presents wonderful re-imaginings of well known fairy tale stories. In addition to the interesting hook of gender-swapping the familiar characters to provide a new perspective, it’s Hutchton’s deft, evocative touch towards world-building and character development that makes these versions special.
Ride the Wind is the first of these books to feature a fairy tale I wasn’t previously familiar with, but that didn’t hamper my enjoyment of Lukas’ adventure at all. The core premise seemed a little run of the mill, but the details greatly elevated it to another appropriately captivating entry in this series. I particularly liked the connections and further explorations of characters previously introduced in Shadows on Snow. The greater world these tales inhabit is developing nicely from book to book, and I like the apparent foreshadowing and hints towards what’s to come.
Little by little Flipped Fairy Tales has become one of my favorite variations that plays with established fables and legends. They’re a fun, fresh take on the stories and overflow with imagination and depth.
My favorite characters are Lukas, Erata and The Feathered Man. Lukas is so compassionate and brave, but he doesn’t fully understand the weight behind the promise that he has made to the woman in the dark. When he is asked to stay with her forever, even though he has never seen her face—he is leery and confused. He feels that it is the right thing to do, but doesn’t comprehend the importance of the shrouding darkness that surrounds them. Everyone and everything is vague, the only request that makes sense to Lukas is their insistence that he wait. In time, all answers will be revealed. Now, Erata is beautiful—but always fearful. Her desire to find love, to ride the wind and to escape the loneliness of the darkness that was originated by her own doing is so tragic, but her story makes her character that much more intriguing. I wanted to know the story; I couldn’t put the book down until I understood. Because this story is so unpredictable, the reader doesn’t actually find out what is going on until Lukas does. During his adventures, he discovers a little more with each quest. All of the other supporting characters that Lucas encounters are also enticing as well. Erata’s sisters are always wonderful and very helpful with Lukas and the three brothers provide him with objects to carry with him. Of the three brothers, The Feathered Man is the most mysterious and powerful. He commands the room with his presence and his shadow is most sought out for in the vast desert. His story is beautiful and majestic and I really loved reading about his part in this adventure.
Overall, I rate this story with five stars because the content is high original and creative. This adventure is fascinating and exciting, all while unravelling before your eyes! The pace is quick and easy to follow with little or no errors in writing style. The words are fluid and the story is mesmerizing. The author does a superb job with character development and I was very impressed that all of my questions were answered by the end of this novel. In my opinion, the target audience for this story would be young adults interested in fairy tales and fantasy or mythological genres. This book can be read as a standalone, but it is interrelated with the other flipped fairy tales in this collection. I would definitely recommend this book to others and I look forward to reading the next installment in this series.