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Tales From Germania
Series: Tales from the World's Firesides - Part 1 - Europe, Book 19. Price: Free! Words: 98,040. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Literary collections » European / German
Folk & Fairy Tales, Legends, Myths & Sagas from the Germanic tradition... Tales From Germania concentrates on those lesser known but still wonderful stories from the Brothers Grimm alongside other collectors such as Andrew Lang, Margaret Arndt and Logan Marshall. I also found some interesting but unattributed tales to add to the mix.
Tales From Gallia
Series: Tales from the World's Firesides - Part 1 - Europe, Book 18. Price: Free! Words: 104,260. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Literary collections » European / French
Folk & Fairy Tales, Legends, Myths & Sagas from France & the Gallic tradition. In Tales from Gallia we have a collection of tales from the French & Gallic folk tradition. French fairy tales are particularly known by their literary quality. Charles Perrault derived almost all his tales from folk sources, but rewrote them for an upper-class audience, removing some of the more rustic elements.
Tales from the Land of the Strigoi
Series: Tales from the World's Firesides - Part 1 - Europe, Book 16. Price: Free! Words: 116,160. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Literary collections » European / Eastern Russian & Former Soviet Union
Folk & Fairy Tales, Legends, Myths & Sagas from Romania These are some of the most engaging stories that I’ve collected together for a long time. The Romanian folklore tradition has a vitality that really shines through in these traditional tales, and I’m sure, like me, you will fall just a little bit in love with some of these wonderful characters.
Tales from the Samodivi
Series: Tales from the World's Firesides - Part 1 - Europe, Book 15. Price: Free! Words: 60,640. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Literary collections » European / Eastern Russian & Former Soviet Union
Folk & Fairy Tales, Legends, Myths & Sagas from the Balkans. The Balkan Peninsula is a region in South-Eastern Europe, and has a full and rich history and tradition where cultures have been mixing for at least 2,000 years and Slavic civilisation has had an especially strong influence. The result is diverse and fascinating folklore with its own set of mythical beings and legendary heroes.
Tales of Fire & Bronze
Series: Tales from the World's Firesides - Part 1 - Europe, Book 14. Price: Free! Words: 92,920. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Literary collections » European / General
Folk & Fairy Tales, Legends, Myths & Sagas from Greece Myths and tales from Greece. The Greek myths were initially an oral-poetic tradition of epic proportion. As ever, it’s been a delight and an education to read and work with these stunning texts. I hope you enjoy them too, for as the final line of The Golden Crab says, “And then they lived happily, and we who hear the story are happier still.”
Tales Told by Bulls and Wolves
Series: Tales from the World's Firesides - Part 1 - Europe, Book 13. Price: Free! Words: 112,990. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Literary collections » European / Italian
Folk & Fairy Tales, Legends, Myths & Sagas from Italy Folklore, fantasy and fairy tales from Italy & Sicily. As ever it’s been a delightful journey wandering through Italy’s famous cities and grand histories as I put this small collection together. I hope that you enjoy these stories too.
Tales from the Land of Rabbits
Series: Tales from the World's Firesides - Part 1 - Europe, Book 12. Price: Free! Words: 88,090. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Literary collections » European / Spanish & Portuguese
Folk & Fairy Tales, Legends, Myths & Sagas from Spain & Portugal These first tales herald from Spain & Portugal, from a broad set of sources and translations. There is a real flavour of the peninsular in these stories, reflecting as they do Spain and Portugal’s long history of thought, religion and conflict. I hope you enjoy these stories.
Longshot Island: Leaving Home
Series: Longshot Island. Price: Free! Words: 12,630. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » General, Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
The stories in this issue are about the places we call home. Will we set them on fire? Will we breathe our last breath there? Will we experience our first kiss? Will our souls be set free from this earthly home to discover new worlds? Vol. 3 includes stories by Read Cook, Guinotte Wise, Demetria Claire, Brittanie Maccarone, Ed Cooke, Mike Fiorito, Adithi Rao and Edith Clark.
More Tales of Snow and Ice
Series: Tales from the World's Firesides - Part 1 - Europe, Book 8. Price: Free! Words: 102,710. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Literary collections » European / Scandinavian
More Folk & Fairy Tales, Legends, Myths & Sagas from Scandinavia This is the second in a two volume collection of tales from Scandinavia. There is a clear and rich tradition of storytelling in the north, perhaps dictated by long winter nights and roaring fires. Whenever you read these sagas and tales you tap into a centuries old heritage wrapped in wonder and magic and outlandish heroism.
More Tales of Hope and Glory
Series: Tales from the World's Firesides - Part 1 - Europe, Book 6. Price: Free! Words: 120,170. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Literary collections » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
More Folk & Fairy Tales, Legends, Myths & Sagas from England This is the second book in the Fireside series covering the English story-telling tradition. Listening to a story is like going on a journey. Only you can see the pictures in your mind. Only you can conjure the demons & the dragons and the heroes with such vivacity.
More Tales of Saints and Scholars
Series: Tales from the World's Firesides - Part 1 - Europe, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 183,910. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Literary collections » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
More Folk & Fairy Tales, Legends, Myths & Sagas from Ireland This is a second volume of Irish tales, so rich are the story-mining seams taken from just the few Irish collections I have in my possession at the moment. Across the two volumes we have around one hundred and forty tales taken from pretty well every tradition, including classic tales of Irish legend, fairy and folk beliefs.
Tales from the Old Norse
Series: Tales from the World's Firesides - Part 1 - Europe, Book 11. Price: Free! Words: 103,500. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Literary collections » European / Scandinavian
Folk & Fairy Tales, Legends, Myths & Sagas from Sweden, Norway & Denmark And so we reach the final volume in this small collection of tales from the north. Originally I intended to complete the series with the Finnish volume, but as ever, there were just too many fabulous stories in my archive to call such an immediate halt.
Tales from the Forest Lands
Series: Tales from the World's Firesides - Part 1 - Europe, Book 10. Price: Free! Words: 80,730. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Literary collections » European / Scandinavian
Folk & Fairy Tales, Legends, Myths & Sagas from Finland This volume of tales from the north concentrates on Finland. Much of Finnish mythology survived within an oral tradition of mythical poem-singing & folklore well into the 19th century. One of my favourite aspects of Finnish mythology is the wonderful sense of darkness at its heart.
Tales from the Viking Isles
Series: Tales from the World's Firesides - Part 1 - Europe, Book 9. Price: Free! Words: 77,940. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Literary collections » European / Scandinavian
Viking Folk & Fairy Tales, Legends, Myths & Sagas Stories from northern lands, this volume concentrates on Sagas from Viking isles; Iceland and The Faroe Isles. These forms are known as family sagas, & were often told by the “skald” bards. For the most part these sagas take the form of prose narratives & are mostly based on historical events that took place in the 9th, 10th, & 11th centuries.
Tales from Lands of Snow and Ice
Series: Tales from the World's Firesides - Part 1 - Europe, Book 7. Price: Free! Words: 95,880. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Literary collections » European / Scandinavian
Folk & Fairy Tales, Legends, Myths & Sagas from Scandinavia In this volume we have some of my favourite stories as told by Andersen, Asbjørnsen et al. The stories are drawn from Lang’s Coloured Fairy Books, Andersen’s Fairy Tales, from The Birch and the Star, and from Asbjørnsen collaboration on Tales from the Fjeld.
Tales from the Land of Hope and Glory
Series: Tales from the World's Firesides - Part 1 - Europe, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 137,670. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Literary collections » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Folk & Fairy Tales, Legends, Myths & Sagas from England This book covers the English tradition in folk and fairy tale, in fable and saga. In compiling this collection from just a few of our forebears, I have been very warmly surprised at the breadth of subject matter. I’ve also come across stories that I had never read before, so the journey has been a delight.
Tales from the Land of Saints and Scholars
Series: Tales from the World's Firesides - Part 1 - Europe, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 224,960. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Literary collections » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Folk & Fairy Tales, Legends, Myths & Sagas from Ireland This is first in what may become two volumes, so rich are the story-mining seams taken from just the few Irish collections I have in my possession at the moment. These first stories have been taken from around one hundred & forty Irish tales, themselves taken from pretty well every Irish tradition.
Tales from the Land of the Brave
Series: Tales from the World's Firesides - Part 1 - Europe, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 147,630. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Literary collections » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Folk & Fairy Tales, Legends, Myths & Sagas from Scotland Book number two in the Fireside series of traditional folk and fairy tales from around the world. These tales are drawn from some of the great tradition of Scottish storytelling, and as ever, these stories illustrate the beauty and the darkness inherent in our ancestral memories and in our “modern” interpretations of this confusing world.
Tales from the Land of Dragons
Series: Tales from the World's Firesides - Part 1 - Europe, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 64,950. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Literary collections » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Folk & Fairy Tales, Legends, Myths & Sagas from Wales I’ve always drawn heavily on traditional folk & fairy tales, & amassed a collection of thousands of tales from around the world. Now that I’ve got a digitised archive up & running, I’m ready start on the great project… & this volume, Tales from the Land of Dragons, is the first in a set of collections of folk and fairy tales cover
Sheltered Hope
Series: Read Write Ponder, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 5,120. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Female authors, Fiction » Educational
When a boy finds a stray puppy, it comes as a surprise to everyone that he's allowed to keep her because his father is a hard man who thinks chores are more important than pets. It isn't long, though, before Hope wriggles her way into everyone's heart.