Tales from the Hinterland

Tales from the Hinterland


Grimm's Fairy Tales meets Ransom Riggs in this deeply creepy, gorgeously illustrated collection of twelve original pitch-dark fairytales, from international bestselling author of The Hazel Wood, Melissa Albert.

Journey into the Hinterland, where every page tells a wondrously terrible adventure . . .

In this brutal and beautiful world a young woman spends a night with Death, brides are wed to a mysterious house in the trees, and an enchantress is killed twice - and still lives.

But it's not safe inside these pages, and once you enter, you may never want to leave . . .

Our Review

I didn’t read Tales from the Hinterland I devoured it!

Some of the short stories in this twelve- story collection will be familiar to those of us readers who loved The Hazel Wood. These dark and delicious fairy tales are fantastic and each one is better than the last.

There is a common thread of strength in female characters, not just meek and willing brides and evil stepmothers. The author turns traditional fairy tales on their head. For example, in traditional fairy tales unwed women are often considered to be a danger but in this collection ‘an unwed prince is a dangerous thing.’

The cover of the book is beautiful just like the cover of The Hazel Wood.

The tales to do with Death were among my favourite.

An outstanding and truly unique collection.

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