With the help of fine folks over at GOODREADS, we’re giving away an advance reading copy of Jane Yolen’s forthcoming THE EMERALD CIRCUS.
For full details, visit GOODREADS.
“Jane Yolen’s The Emerald Circus is full of marvels. She introduces familiar acts and actors into her rings and then tricks us into seeing them from complex, unexpected angles. She turns toads into witches, Sir Lancelot into a 600-year-old monk, Dorothy into a tightrope walker, and Emily Dickinson into a spacefarer. The stories themselves change between one reading and another, always revealing more, always at a different slant than before, in language that is rich, unholy, and, like the tales themselves, beautifully unpredictable. From Snow Queen to spaceship, The Emerald Circus is a delight.”
—Patricia A. McKillip, author of the Riddle-Master trilogy and WONDERS OF THE INVISIBLE WORLD
by Jane Yolen
“5/5 stars – Not only is [Yolen’s] writing style engaging and captivating, but the stories themselves are magical and fantastic to read … I loved every moment of this book and I couldn’t find anything wrong with it.”
—The Joycean Booknerdery
Where is Wendy? Leading a labor strike against the Lost Boys, of course.
A Scottish academic unearths ancient evil in a fishing village. Edgar Allan Poe’s young bride is beguiled by a most unusual bird. Dorothy, lifted from Kansas, returns as a gymnastic sophisticate. Emily Dickinson dwells in possibility and sails away in a starship made of light. Alice’s wicked nemesis has jaws and claws but really needs a sense of humor.
In Jane Yolen’s first full collection in more than ten years discover new and uncollected tales of beloved characters, literary legends, and much more. Enter the Emerald Circus and be astonished by the transformations within.
“An excellent collection of fairy tale ‘retellings’ written by Nebula Award-winning author Jane Yolen … a collection I would recommend to everyone.”
“Jane Yolen is a consummate storyteller, weaving old and new threads to create tales rich in wisdom and depth. The Emerald Circus is an utter delight.”
—Juliet Marillier, award-winning author of Sevenwaters series
- Andersen’s Witch
- Lost Girls (Nebula Award Winner)
- Tough Alice
- Blown Away
- A Knot of Toads
- The Quiet Monk
- The Bird (Original story)
- Belle Bloody Merciless Dame
- Jewel in the Toad Queen’s Crown
- A Gift of Magicians
- Rabbit Hole
- Our Lady of the Greenwood
- The Confession of Brother Blaise
- Wonder Land
- Evian Steel
- Sister Emily’s Lightship
For more info on THE EMERALD CIRCUS, visit the Tachyon page.
Cover design by Elizabeth Story