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The Woodcutter January 26, 2012

Posted by thehypermonkey in 5 stars, Fantasy.
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The Woodcutter

by Kate Danley

(also available in paperback)

One of Odin’s Hellhounds is running loose and is killing the Princesses of the Twelve Kingdoms of Man, including Cinderella. The Woodcutter, keeper of the peace between the Kingdoms and the Realm of Faerie, is responsible for returning the hound and finding out who is responsible for this atrocity.

He encounters all manners of fairy tale figures through his fantastical and wondrous journey. From Snow White to Rumpelstiltskin, from Queen Titania to Odin himself, we meet them all. Not only do we meet the great figures from classic fairy tales, we meet dryads and pixies too.

I had a glorious time reading this book. I truly couldn’t put it down. It was a fast read and not a very long book. Yet it was a complete story. Nothing was left out.

The Woodcutter is a fascinating protagonist and a noble one. The climax of this story doesn’t disappoint either. I won’t give anything away, but it was truly heart-stopping.

You can see why this book took so many awards, like the Garcia Award for Best Fiction Book of the Year. It doesn’t disappoint!

5 of 5 stars

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