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Tales of the Big Bad Wolf-Red Riding Hood by SgL

 

A world of fantasy and fairytales,twisted together.

On a journey north to visit her ailing grandmother, Elanore Redley encounters the reclusive Count Wolfram while fleeing a monstrous pursuer.

As the mysterious Wolfram draws her into his magic-filled world, her childhood friend Edmund must come to terms with his own feelings towards Elanore and his identity as a hunter.

While the world slips into darkness and the threat of monsters looms, Wolfram struggles against a fate that would force him to live out a famous but decidedly unpleasant fairy tale.

This is an introductory book to an epic fairy tale world, full of romance, mystery, and self-discovery.


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Revisited Fairy Tales

By Palladian, editor, author of Super

Jul 4, 2013: One of the things I like about the crop of stories and films retooling old fairy tales is that they seem to honor (in a modern way) one of the things that the old tales usually attempt – to make a point to the reader. This is something that myths excel at, but usually there are ‘morals’ that fairy tales are trying to communicate, as well, and it makes me happy seeing modern people continually finding new meanings in these old tales.

In particular in Tales of the Big Bad Wolf: Red Riding Hood, I appreciated the author’s thoughts on this phenomenon, and her allusion to the idea that in each generation these stories play themselves out differently, but seem to have the same major components in them nonetheless. The Red Riding Hood tale, in her hands, has familiar characters playing slightly different roles than they may have in the stories you remember, yet the way the tale plays out this time is fascinating.

The author seemed to take her time spinning this tale, and I really liked how the way she told it allowed me to slip into another world and time and watch as the old story was made new before my eyes. Due to the time and care the author takes, she details real character development and growth throughout the story, which was nice to see as well.

The only things I noticed that I thought could be improved were the occasional typos. Overall, this was an interesting reading experience, and I’d definitely recommend it to those who are fantasy fans, or fans of old tales renewed for a different age.

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Editor’s First Impression

By Chris Poirier, editor

Dec 6, 2010: Attractive site. Writing is clean and fairly easy. Worth a look if retellings of fairy tales are your thing.

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An Excellent Fantasy Story.

By TimNoel, author of Chrysalis Experiment

Jun 23, 2015: Review for chapters 1-5 (they are really, really long.) This webnovel is complete and composed 34 chapters in 118 posts.

Story: Sweet and mysterious, the plot of Tales of the Big Bad Wolf: Red Riding Hood is heavily character driven, but the author still takes careful time to build the world around the characters, making such a fantasy realm feel tangible. Going into the story, I recommend readers do not assume this work is a mere fan fiction for the parable-like [more . . .]

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By Devon James, member

Dec 24, 2013: Red Riding Hood is the first book in the "Tales of the Big Bad Wolf" series which continues with Queen of Swans. The series is a unique retelling of well known fairy tales. The world is consistent, well thought out, and interesting. For that alone, it deserves to be given a look.

However, as other reviews have pointed out, the pace can be frustratingly slow, and it occasionally feels as though mysteries are blatantly danced around in order to keep them [more . . .]

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Impression after reading to the end

By orchidus, member

Mar 17, 2013: The first arc, Red Riding Hood, of SG Lee’s web serial—The Tales of the Big Bad Wolf – has ended as of February 3, 2013. This particular story is loosely based on the Grimm fairytale and centers on the iconic triad: Red Riding Hood, Wolf, and Hunter. Elanore Redley is a traveling healer who makes her way to Winchester village in the Northlands to care for her ailing grandmother, wife of the late mayor. Along the way, she encounters an Unthing and learns more about them when she meets [more . . .]

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