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The Wicked Wolves of Windsor: and other fairytales by Byrd Nash – Review by Heather Harmon

The Wicked Wolves of Windsor: and other fairytalesThe Wicked Wolves of Windsor: and other fairytales by Byrd Nash
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The wicked wolves of Windsor: And other fairy tails By Byrd Nash
“I’m not going to eat you,” said the wolf as he kept pace with the bicycle. “I only want to talk.”
Between the wicked wolves of the Wild Hunt and her violent father, Doireann needs all of her wits to survive. A dark retelling of Red Riding Hood in a magical fantasy England, post-WWI.

Are you a fairytale lover? This is a great book for you. This is my first time reading this author and I’m hooked. I love fairytales always have so naturally I was intrigued to read this. Great writing style and great storytelling throughout the pages of this book. I look forward to reading more short stories and Fairytales from the Author.

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The Wicked Wolves of Windsor: and other fairytales by Byrd Nash – Review by Kerry Chalmers

The Wicked Wolves of Windsor: and other fairytalesThe Wicked Wolves of Windsor: and other fairytales by Byrd Nash
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

IBBB Review. This is a first for me, I’m never taken a interest in short stories before, boy am I glad a took a chance. A brilliant twist on old tales will keep you gripped throughout. Reading this book took me back to my childhood, with magic and fairytales what more does a girl need? The female heroines were a delight. I throughly enjoyed some of the the tales were set modern time and would highly recommended The Wicked Wolves Of Windsor to anyone who love’s fairytales/folktale. I would say my favourite short was “Milking Time” Such a fun read!

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The Wicked Wolves of Windsor: and other fairytales by Byrd Nash – Review by Jennifer Gordon

The Wicked Wolves of Windsor: and other fairytalesThe Wicked Wolves of Windsor: and other fairytales by Byrd Nash
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Wicked Wolves of Windsor: and other fairytales by Byrd Nash
4 of 5 Stars
This is a book containing eight separate stories, each one a modern day fairytale. Described as, “Feminist fairytales, timeless stories” and “A Dash of Magic, and a Hint of Wicked”.
I enjoyed this collection of short stories, each story is completely different to the others but they all have a strong female lead and feature a women who is intent on saving herself. The stories include, a pack of wolves who are not what they seem, a talking horse who lies, a humble milkmaid who is a stunning sorceress and a king who is a bit reptilian in nature. My favourite story was, the third one in the book, ‘The Queens Favourite’, the title story, ‘The Wicked Wolves of Windsor’, was also a favourite.
Each story by Byrd Nash is well written with an exciting and unpredictable storyline and although these are short stories they all have a plot and a satisfactory ending, which often left me speechless. Nash, herself calls this book a “collection of fantasy fairytales”, and they do not disappoint.

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The Wicked Wolves of Windsor: and other fairytales by Byrd Nash – Review by Anantha Rusum

The Wicked Wolves of Windsor: and other fairytalesThe Wicked Wolves of Windsor: and other fairytales by Byrd Nash
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book caught me by a pleasant surprise. I did know that it had a dark twist to the fairy tales, so I assumed it to be more in the lines of the movie Snow white or Maleficent, where the plot is given a dark twist and the characters are made more intense. I was prepared to see Little Red Riding hood taking on the wolves bare handed or may be turn evil trying to kill her own grandmother and the good wolf comes to the old lady’s rescue. But what I did not expect is that this book is actually a series of unique fairy tales with a slightly dark twist. The novelty of the stories took me by surprise. There are witches, wolves, ravens, unicorns, knights and princes, each of them unique, though you can remotely relate them to some fairy tale characters you knew. This book is a real gem with some brilliant authentic fairy tales. There is no grandeur, but a dash of authenticity and simplicity in them which makes it so endearing.

A girl tending to a farm is actually a beautiful witch suppressed by her step mother, a fair queen seeks justice from her evil husband, the fierce king with an aid of a beautiful horse which talks to her, and a faithful knight who believes in her. A witch teaches a vain prince few good principles in life in her own way.

The book is mainly set in the regency era, except one story which is set in the more modern timeframe. The settings change from a farm to deep woods to a quaint town to a city so deftly that the reader is unaware of the switch from the fairy tale to the modern world. The characters do have a dash of “wickedness” and “darkness” in them, but when I finished one story to move on to another, I always did with a smile and content of a reader who’s just relished a good “dark” fairy tale.

I loved this book and would whole heartedly recommend to anyone to read. Kudos to the author and looking forward for more!!

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The Wicked Wolves of Windsor: and other fairytales by Byrd Nash – Review by Heather Lovelace

The Wicked Wolves of Windsor: and other fairytalesThe Wicked Wolves of Windsor: and other fairytales by Byrd Nash
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I always love reading fairy tales and I especially love reading reimagined favorites. Nash does a beautiful job holding true to favorite themes and weaving in threads of fantasy. The imagery was vivid and the stories were simply magical. I get transported into each tale and enjoyed reading this book immensely!

Reviewed by @heatherlovelace
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The Wicked Wolves of Windsor: and other fairytales by Byrd Nash – Review by Sheri Schrader

The Wicked Wolves of Windsor: and other fairytalesThe Wicked Wolves of Windsor: and other fairytales by Byrd Nash
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Wicked Wolves of Windsor: and other fairytales by Byrd Nash is a delightful collection of fairytales in a Grimm style of storytelling. These are not Disney versions of tales, but original stories ranging from Medieval times to modern-day settings. I honestly do not normally grab short stories but the title and premise intrigued me. I always loved Grimm’s when I was young and this is in the same vein but modernized. The stories are vivid and fun while still having the layer of being precautionary to the reader. I am really glad to have grabbed this book and will be looking for more from Byrd Nash in the future.

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The Wicked Wolves of Windsor: and other fairytales by Byrd Nash – Review by Madison Degraffenreid

The Wicked Wolves of Windsor: and other fairytalesThe Wicked Wolves of Windsor: and other fairytales by Byrd Nash
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Wicked Wolves of Windsor: and other fairytales by Byrd Nash

5-Stars

The Wicked Wolves of Windsor: and other fairytales by Byrd Nash was a wonderful collection of various stories. I loved how each one was creative and entertaining. I could not stop reading them. In loved the characters and scenery of each story. They were fun. My favorite stories were, “The Queens’s Favorite” and “Granny Starseed.” Both were magnificent and interesting. I loved the horse Malika in The Queen’s Favorite. It had a somewhat sad ending but was very enjoyable. Granny Starseed was funny and romantic. I highly recommend this book and I look forward to reading more from this author.

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The Wicked Wolves of Windsor: and other fairytales by Byrd Nash – Review by Mary Katherine Alexander

The Wicked Wolves of Windsor: and other fairytalesThe Wicked Wolves of Windsor: and other fairytales by Byrd Nash
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When it comes to the Wicked Wolves of Windsor by Byrd Nash. I am a huge fan, every story was better than the last. They weren’t sweet and innocent like a certain mouse controlled company tried to turn fairy tales into. They’re reminiscent of the original Grimm’s Fairy Tales which brought a huge smile on my face. It was hard to pick a favorite of the stories, and some of the twists at the end had me grinning on a few of them. Byrd has a way of taking fantasy and making it her own and still being incredibly empowering, especially for the females. I will say in the last story it was nice to see a flash back to Logan (from Byrd’s other book, ‘Never Date a Siren’) and some aspects of his family life. I look forward to many more stories from Byrd and Recommend this, and her other books to everyone I know!!
5 out of 5 Stars!

Reviewed By @teainaukgarden
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The Wicked Wolves of Windsor: and other fairytales by Byrd Nash – Review by Angela Hayes

The Wicked Wolves of Windsor: and other fairytalesThe Wicked Wolves of Windsor: and other fairytales by Byrd Nash
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

The Wicked Wolves of Windsor: and other fairytales by Byrd Nash is a collection of 6 fairytales which are interesting and original- they have all the traditional flavour of the classics, but with a modern twist. It is a very quick and easy read. My favourite was Granny Starseed.

The collection contains:
-Milking Time
-The Wicked Wolves of Windsor
-The Queens Favorite
-The Prince Learns a Lesson
-A Society of Heartless Women
-Granny Starseed

A great little fantasy read- full of adventure, action, drama, quirky characters, and more.

Thank you, Byrd Nash!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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The Wicked Wolves of Windsor: and other fairytales by Byrd Nash – Review by Connie Cranston

The Wicked Wolves of Windsor: and other fairytalesThe Wicked Wolves of Windsor: and other fairytales by Byrd Nash
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Wicked Wolves Of Windsor by Byrd Nash is a collecting of short stories ranging from twisted classical tales to new modern fairytales. There are sorceresses, fae, kings, queens, and lots of talking animals. If you love folktales, you’ll love these stories. There is definitely a Grimms lens on a few of them though, so I would not suggest reading these as bed time stories.

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