Today she tells us about her Six Books.
Unbound by Christy Healy, a gorgeously written fairytale steeped in Irish folklore that's slated for a January 2024 release under Blackstone. This the kind of fairytale that's more Brothers Grimm than Disney princess; I've just been having the best time with it and I would die for Rozlyn O Conchuir, our beautiful, monstrous protagonist.
Tehanu by Ursula K. Le Guin. What happens to the heroes after the adventure is over? What happens when the heroine chooses an ordinary life? This book dares to ask that, and it's such a quiet yet stirring conclusion to Le Guin's Earthsea Cycle, as well as a culmination of a love story decades in the making. I'm very curious to see how I'll interpret it through the lens of an adult who has experienced more of the world and been more worn down by the cares of life, as Ged and Tenar have.
Gregory Maguire's twists on beloved classics - Wicked Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, and Mirror Mirror - all fall under this category for me. His morally gray protagonists encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone and his atmospheric, opulently descriptive, and poetic writing style really inspired me to experiment with my prose until I found my own voice.
Thank you, Thea!POSTED BY: Paul Weimer. Ubiquitous in Shadow, but I’m just this guy, you know? @princejvstin.