Once Upon A Time edited by Paula Guran, part 4
Eat Me, Drink Me, Love Me
Girls buy fruits from goblins. This was not good.
“Poor Jeannie, upon whose grave no grass would grow.”
The Mirror Tells All
A modern day tale of ‘Snow White’. This was a good tale of toxic family elements.
“Isn’t doing a damned thing except standing in her brdroom, in front of a piece of glass on the wall.”
A boy learns how to be a king, dull.
The Seven-Petaled Shield by Deborah J. Ross
This is book one of a bog standard fantasy trilogy. The desert kingdom of Meklavar is conquered by the Gelon Empire. Queen Tsorreh and her son Zevaron flee; they are separated and end up in Gelon facing treachery and persecution. Meanwhile a long dead legendary elemental magic looms in the background. This was glacial paced idiocy populated by morons.
“A wordless elemental power, long slumbering, beyond human comprehension.”