The Fox, The Madien, The River, And The Witch
July 1, 2014 9:35 AM   Subscribe

Leigh Bardugo writes haunting, Eastern-European inspired fairy tales (Previously) often highlighting the experience of women in a unfair world. presents two new stories, the somber "The Too-Clever Fox" and the subversive "Little Knife."
posted by The Whelk (8 comments total) 39 users marked this as a favorite
Leigh said on Twitter that all her folk stories and fairy tales are based on well-known western versions so we had some fun trying to figure out what Little Knife was based on (Rumpelstiltskin maybe?)
posted by The Whelk at 9:38 AM on July 1, 2014

Excellent, cheers. These are great
posted by dng at 9:54 AM on July 1, 2014

AAAHHH! Yay! My friend edited her Grisha trilogy!
posted by the_blizz at 9:56 AM on July 1, 2014

Wow. Terrific. The Too-Clever Fox is a great story well told.
posted by Archibald Edmund Binns at 9:57 AM on July 1, 2014

I love her short stories. I wish I loved her novels as much!
posted by rtha at 11:04 AM on July 1, 2014

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posted by jadepearl at 11:38 AM on July 1, 2014 [2 favorites]

This is super! Thank you, Whelk. I found out about Bardugo from the "previously" link and read The witch of Duva then. And passed it on enthusiastically to my daughter, who loves witch stories--with the note "This is great, I think you will love it, but Harry Potter it ain't."

Can't wait to start these. (Now, lemme think, is there anything I have to do tomorrow that will be disastrously affected if I sleepwalk through it due to having sat up all night round-eyed in the dark, jumping at any imagined skritchy-skratch or thump? Not that that will stop me if there is, I just need to start thinking of a cover story now.)
posted by jfuller at 12:15 PM on July 1, 2014

Yes, I love these, more pls.
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