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Twenty curses, old and new, from bestselling fantasy authors such as Neil Gaiman, Karen Joy Fowler, Christina Henry, M.R. Carey and Charlie Jane Anders.
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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
KAREN JOY FOWLER
MICHAEL MARSHALL SMITH
CHARLIE JANE ANDERS
About the Author
Marie O'Regan is a British Fantasy Award-nominated writer and editor of horror and dark fantasy fiction. She is the author of four collections, Mirror Mere, Bury Them Deep, In Times of Want and Other Stories and The Last Ghost and Other Stories, and her anthologies include Hellbound Hearts, The Mammoth Book of Body Horror, Carnivale: Dark Tales From the Fairground, The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories by Women, Phantoms, Exit Wounds and Wonderland. She is Co-Chair of the UK chapter of the Horror Writers' Association and lives in Derbyshire, UK. She tweets @Marie_O_Regan
Paul Kane is the award-winning and bestselling author/editor of over 90 books, including the Arrowhead trilogy (gathered together in the sellout Hooded Man omnibus, revolving around a post-apocalyptic version of Robin Hood), The Butterfly Man and Other Stories, Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell, Before, Arcana and Pain Cages (an Amazon #1 bestseller). He is a respected anthologist, editing books such as Beyond Rue Morgue, The Mammoth Book of Body Horror, Hellbound Hearts and Exit Wounds. His website can be found at www.shadow-writer.co.uk and he tweets @PaulKaneShadow
"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 mélange." - 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 story...so 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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