Wolf is an outcast amount his kind. He desires the flesh of people, especially children. He feels wrong about his desires but, like any addict, can’t stop himself. It doesn’t help that Devil keeps encouraging him.
One night he stumbles on the Brothers Grimm in the forest. He is drawn to their story about wolves but is discovered when he voices his disapproval over the treatment of wolves. When asked about his darkest desire, he admits his passion for children and how he wishes to not have that craving. The Brother’s Grimm offers to cure him.
This is a good twist to the standard fairytales. We see the story through Wolf’s eyes and realize that he is more of an addict than evil creature. That doesn’t make him any better of a creature or justify what he does. I liked the Brother’s Grimm. They are portrayed in a manner that I think would be closer to home in real life. It makes you think about the real truths behind the stories.
I liked this story. I think if you like twisted fairytales you would really be drawn to this book. I am definitely going to be getting Anthony Schmitz’s other stories.
I received this book for free from the Library Thing Early Reviewers program in exchange for an honest review.
(reviewed 11 months after purchase)