A dark faerie tale anthology featuring eight short stories by well-received and upcoming authors, delivering new faerie tales and dark twists on inspired tales.
"The Last Citadel Of The Innocent" - Matthew Wright
While trying to rescue his parents from the clutches of city enforcers, the young soldier finds himself trapped in a war of ancient powers - and has to find the strength in himself to make a terrible choice.
"Lorelei" - Ken Mann
Hunting a banished sorceress, a kingdom must find a way to revoke a curse that thrusts neighboring realms on a collision course for war.
"The Liar's Tale" - James Peters
A travelling bard tells the tale of a selfish, petulant prince who is granted his birthday wish, trapping him in the midst of a battle between a tyrannous beast and his new friends.
"Gil And The Mystic Quill" - Peter Koevari
A talented young artist is given a quill with magical properties, and must face an evil tyrant who desperately wants to obtain his powers and use it to further enslave and dominate the lands.
"Ravendark" - N. R. Marxsen
King Edmund is finally gifted with a daughter and condemns his 12 sons to death. The brothers escape and discover their sister, Princess Raven, is their only hope in lifting a treacherous curse.
"The Blacksmith and The Beast" - Anita Templer
A young man in service to his king journeys to slay a dragon threatening a scorching destruction of his country.
"The Witch’s Song" - Francis Burns
A young woman must uncover the truth behind her nightmares in order to stop a witch's curse that threatens her village.
"Fairy Tale Hunters" - Renee Marski
A princess joins a team destined to rid the world of its hidden evils while bound by magic that gives them the ability to do so at a price.
Where does Endless Worlds Volume II rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Better then average...... in any collection of stories some will be better written then others but their is a good variety for every taste in this genre.
What did you like best about this story?
Well the variety is what I enjoyed...... you have something for everyone who enjoys Fantasy.
Which character – as performed by David Swanson – was your favorite?
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Any additional comments?
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.
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Unlike Volume 1 of these collections, Volume II does not contain any sci-fi or horror, but instead is a collection of fantasy stories. Mainly fairy tail based fantasy too. It contain 8 stories, all varied. Some are in the realm of high fantasy, but most are more Brothers Grimm folk fairly tale types.
I find fantasy stories much harder to be done well in short stories, as you have to set up the world and it's magic, while also telling the story. At least with sci-fi a lot of that doesn't need explanation.
The stories here are all enjoyable, some great while some are just okay. The story I enjoyed the most was "Gil And The Mystic Quill" by Peter Koevari (although I wasn't a fan of the coda/meta narrative), about a boy who is given a quill that allows him to draw, and create, anything he wants - provided it is not used for ill gain.
Narration by David Swanson is a step above his work in the first collection. So will the stories aren't as good, he is much better. He really bring the characters to life here - voices, emotions, action, accents etc. He performs the reading. He is clear, well paced and a joy to listen to. I look forward to hearing other works by him.
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.