Cursed: An Anthology (Paperback)
  • Cursed: An Anthology (Paperback)

Cursed: An Anthology (Paperback)

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Twenty curses, old and new, from bestselling fantasy authors such as Neil Gaiman, Christina Henry, M.R. Carey and Charlie Jane Anders. ALL THE BETTER TO READ YOU WITH It's a prick of blood, the bite of an apple, the evil eye, a wedding ring or a pair of red shoes. Curses come in all shapes and sizes, and they can happen to anyone, not just those of us with unpopular stepparents... Here you'll find unique twists on curses, from fairy tale classics to brand-new hexes of the modern world - expect new monsters and mythologies as well as twists on well-loved fables. Stories to shock and stories of warning, stories of monsters and stories of magic. TWENTY TIMELESS FOLKTALES, NEW AND OLD NEIL GAIMAN JANE YOLEN KAREN JOY FOWLER M.R. CAREY CHRISTINA HENRY CHRISTOPHER GOLDEN TIM LEBBON MICHAEL MARSHALL SMITH CHARLIE JANE ANDERS JEN WILLIAMS CATRIONA WARD JAMES BROGDEN MAURA McHUGH ANGELA SLATTER LILLITH SAINTCROW CHRISTOPHER FOWLER ALISON LITTLEWOOD MARGO LANAGAN

Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781789091502
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 368 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 mm

"This anthology should satisfy most fantasy readers and is well worth a look." - Booklist

"Spellbinding ... These stories are by turns eerie, grotesque, and delightful... Readers won't have to be Brothers Grimm fans to appreciate this dark melange." - Publishers Weekly

"Skin-crawling, tooth-grinding scary and sensuous... an excellent collection whose unforgettable, spooky images invoke the magic of daily life. " - Foreword Magazine

"A fine collection" - New York Journal of Books

"Tales that get us to think about what we wish for.... for those who seek to cultivate still the child within." - San Francisco Book Review 4-star review

"a magical, mythical, mystical collection that should appeal to fans of dark fables and traditional folk horror" - Den of Geek

"Some might shock you, some might make you laugh, but they will all impress you with their originality. This is a great collection of stories." -SciFiMoviePage - 4 star review

"A worthy addition to the twisted fairy tales genre" - The Frumious Consortium

"[These] stories read quickly, but pack a real punch, landing in that sweet spot of short fiction that is often strived for but can be hard to land" - Looking Glass Reads

"CURSED is a masterfully edited book from a list of highly talented authors that delivers on its promise of evil curses, dark fairy tale retellings, and twists that are sure to give you goosebumps." 4* - The Writerly Way

"Perfect for the current state of the world. You'll get sucked into these wonderful stories and want so much more!" 5* - mall3tg1rl

"Like watching a amazing story teller tell a much to love about this anthology" 5 - Misadvertures of a Reader

"A great collection" 4* - SciFi Movie Page

"Beautiful, twisted, and refreshing takes on classic stories (with a few brand new fairytales thrown in the mix, too)" 4* - Howling Libraries

"a masterpiece in its editorial storytelling" - Her Campus

"Enchanting, spellbinding, gruesome and funny but seldom dull we give Cursed a 666/666."
Horror Hot House

"Incredibly high quality, delicious and moreish,"
Set the Tape

"A fine collection of tales by some of the best names in fantasy... A high level of quality and some really interesting spins on the theme."
Runalong the Shelves Review

"Like a voice in the woods tempting your childhood self to step off the path and roam in the darkness for a little while."
Istoria Lit Review

"An incredible collection. A must have for any fantasy fan."
An Average Life Review

"So much to love about this anthology 5*"
The Misadventures of a Reader

"There's something to delight every fantasy / fairytale / horror fan."
The Book Lover's Boudoir

"A great collection of work from some great authors... has something for everyone."
Where There's Ink There's Paper

"This collection of twists on folk and fairytales is an absolute joy to read... Cursed is a brilliant collection... and one I can't recommend enough!"
Pythia Reads Review

"This book is packed with great tales, and some amazing authors."
Readers Enjoy Authors' Dreams

"A wonderful collection of stories."
Lucy's Novel Purpose

"For anyone who loves childhood fairy tales, or even horror stories, this is definitely one to give a try."
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“Brilliant collection of tales, new and retold”

This is a fantastic collection of folk tales, but retold for the 21st century, all on the theme of the curses which permeate the stories. With brilliant offerings from the likes of Neil Gaiman, Christina Henry, M. R... More

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“Unique and modern fairy tales”

Ranging from a #MeToo take on Sleeping Beauty to holding a dark mirror up to the story of Wendy and Peter Pan (not forgetting a werewolf vs a Frankenstein's Monster vs a vampire zombie and a whole lot more) this... More

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“Pick your poison”

A varied collection of short fantasy stories based around curses – some more loosely based than others. Presented with a very attractive cover.

Some horrifying, some humourous and even a couple I did not bother to... More

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