By Louise Hawes
. . . and so they lived fortunately ever after.” take note the fairy stories you set away once you chanced on that no princess is as appealing as logic and satisfied endings are only the beginning?
Well, the outdated stories are again, and they’ve grown up! Black Pearls brings you the tales of your early life, advised in a fashion you’ve by no means heard earlier than. rather than lulling you to sleep, they’ll wake you upto the haunting unhappiness that waits simply contained in the home windows of a gingerbread cottage, the fervour that fuels a witch’s flight, and the heartache that comes, many times, on the stroke of midnight.
Make no mistake: those tales are as darkish as human nature itself. yet they shine, too, lit with the fireplace of our desires and our starvation for magic.
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Black Pearls: A Faerie Strand by Louise Hawes