Rag & Bones edited by Melissa Marr & Tim Pratt

rags-bones-175Rags & Bones, the paperback edition, is out in a week or so (Headline £7.99). I always say that any short story collection or anthology is a blessing:

“There are some stories that will always be told, tales as timeless as they are gripping. There are some authors who can tell any story. In Rags & Bones, award-winning and best-selling authors retell classic fairy tales and twisted tales in the way that only they can. With magic and love, they bring these stories – whether much loved or overlooked – back to life.

Read ‘Sleeping Beauty’ as only Neil Gaiman can tell it. See ‘Rumpelstiltskin’ through the eyes of Kami Garcia. And learn of Rudyard Kipling’s ‘The Man Who Would Be King’ from the inimitable Garth Nix.”

This fine-looking anthology includes twelve stories in all. In addition to the aforementioned writers, you get tales from Gene Wolfe, Kelley Armstrong and Holly Black amongst others. Add to this a number of beautiful drawings by Charles Vess, and you have a superb book.

 

 

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