Summons Fable Ranger Book 1 by A.L. Brown ***Spotlight -- Guest Post: Disney vs Brothers Grimm -- Giveaway***
Fable Ranger Book 1
by A.L. Brown
Genre: MG Fantasy, Fairy Tale Mashup
Take care what you wish for. You just might get it.
Twelve-year-old Casey doesn’t think life could get any more unfair. Plans for her special basketball tournament are tossed aside by her sister’s wedding plans. She even has to be a bridesmaid now, with all the lace and silk and—oh, the horror! All she wants is an escape, but she never imagined she’d be swept away to a world of Mother Goose rhymes, fairy tales, stories of Arabian Nights, and oh, by the way, all but one fairy godmother has been kidnapped.
Casey learns she’s been summoned as the Fable Ranger to lead the search and rescue of the missing wish-makers. But she’s not the hero they want. In the world of fairy tales, damsels aren’t meant to swoop in and save the day.
Now all Casey wants is to go home, but the veil between worlds is on lockdown. Taking fate into her own hands, she embarks on an airship flight to find the phoenix tears that can open her way home. Her journey would’ve gone as smooth as the perfect layup if it weren’t for that pesky bounty the evil Dovetail has placed on her head. But if Casey fails, the Arabian Nights will disappear forever—and leave her trapped in a world unraveling one fairy tale at a time.
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Fable Ranger Book 2
Fable Ranger Book 2
Casey is home! But not for long…
Casey’s short-lived return to the real world is followed by a rapid scramble back to Lorealia to tackle Dovetail and more of his mischief. This time, it’s a family affair — not just to save the missing godmothers, but to rescue her sister Leslie as well.
Snow White is now Snow Leslie, trapped in an off-script fairy tale that’s doomed to spiral into a never ever after with the rest of Lorealia if Casey, her father, and Charlie-boy fail their mission to stop a war.
And has the book finally realized it made a mistake in choosing Casey as the Fable Ranger after all? Why is it rejecting her?
Don’t miss this final installment of the exciting Fable Ranger duology.
Disney vs. Brothers Grimm
by A. L. Brown
Let’s be honest. Most of us probably heard about Snow White, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty because of Disney.
But that isn’t where these fairy tales first got their start…and there are a few differences.
The Brothers Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm first published their collection of children’s tales in 1812, including the earlier ones mentioned. Quite a bit of time between what they shared with the world through print and what Disney undertook with audiovisual entertainment. We’ll use Sleeping Beauty for an example of a difference.
In Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, Maleficent is just down-right evil to the core and casts her curse because, well, that’s what evil does.
In The Brothers Grimm, the thirteen fairies of the land were invited to celebrate in and bless the king and queen’s new baby but they only had twelve golden plates for serving. So the thirteenth fairy just…wasn’t invited.
Yep, you read that right. From snubbed to party-crasher-delivering-a-deadly-curse. Maybe a little bit of an overreaction? I’ll leave that to you to consider.
Despite their differences, Disney can be a joy to watch and The Brothers Grimm a joy to read.
How about you? Have you read The Brothers Grimm, watched the Disney Princess movies, and noticed differences in their tellings?
Reading and writing have been lifelong passions. It was around the time she gave birth to her forever-love, nicknamed Chipmunk, that she really took writing seriously. After all, how could she teach her child to follow her dreams if she hadn't tried herself?
As a YA fantasy/sci-fi reader and author, she favors the magical, mysterious, the darker side of life...even harbors a secret fright for things that go bump in the night.
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