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Today, author Leah Cypess has stopped by to share her thoughts on fairy tale retellings. Leah is the author of MISTWOOD and NIGHTSPELL, two fantastic fantasy novels that should be in your personal library if they aren't already! Publishers Marketplace recently announced the sale of a new book by Leah entitled DEATHSWORN, coming in Fall 2013, along with the sale of a sequel. Greenwillow will again publish the book, which is summarized as "a fantasy about a young sorceress with mysteriously fading powers who has been sent to tutor a sect of assassins in their underground stronghold; but while trying to solve the murders of the tutors who preceded her, she will discover a terrible secret about the assassins' true goals, one that will challenge her deepest beliefs and force her to make a choice that could overthrow an empire." Um, is it next fall yet?
After reading Leah's guest post, I'd love to see her take on a fairy tale, especially since she's taking part in the TWO AND TWENTY DARK TALES anthology this fall, where she's sharing a Mother Goose rhyme story with us. *flail*
Want a small dose of Leah now to see if you'll like her novels...or to tide over your wait until something new by her is released?
In January, Leah released an e-book anthology of seven fantasy stories. Even better?
CHANGELINGS & OTHER STORIES is available on nook, Kindle, and Smashwords...100% free!
Leah has excellent taste in fairy tales, doesn't she?
I talk about Juliet Marillier all the time on my blog, and have already mentioned her a few times during FTF!
Heather Dixon stopped by for an interview during last year's FTF, when I also reviewed ENTWINED.
I've also reviewed both THE PRINCESS CURSE and ICE. In fact, I love ICE so much that when I met Sarah Beth Durst last month, I bought a second copy to share with you.
Check out all of the books Leah mentioned! There's not a bad (poison?) apple in that bunch! Which retellings would you recommend to Leah...or any other fairy tale lovers?