Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Review of Stiltskin

What would you do if you found an evil dwarf in your bathtub?

In Robert Darkly’s case you scream like a girl… and then you get taken on a journey to an entirely different world living just on the other side of our own reality; a world where fairy tales are real but not in the way we’ve come to expect them.

The aforementioned dwarf, Rumpelstiltskin, has escaped the Tower prison of Thiside determined to finish the sinister plot he started so many years ago.

Robert Darkly, oblivious that he is the son of the Mad Hatter, must partner with the mysterious ‘Agency’ to pursue Rumpelstiltskin across our world and the world of Thiside and uncover the treacherous secret that threatens to throw both realities into eternal chaos.

If you've followed my contest picks at all, you know I like the odd, especially when it's joined by funny. Judging by the cover art and book blurb I expected Stiltskin from Curiosity Quills to be quirky, but I didn't expect to enjoy the humor and tight plot of this fairy tale retelling quite so much.

The characters were entertaining. The humor was nonstop. The plot pace was fast. And if you like quirky plot twists and turns, you've found your story.

The ending seemed to be wrapping up in a neat package then--blam--another crazy twist!

Feisty gnomes and dead witches, insane prisoners and magic, doors to other worlds, this one has it all. I'm eagerly waiting for the sequel.

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