Once Upon a Summer: A Folk and Fairy Tale Anthology

Type: Books

A village abandons all they knew in search of water.

A man covets the last roses of summer and pays the price in blood.

Two young monsters seek a peaceful life by the seaside.

A scorching prophecy threatens to destroy all that a princess holds dear.

Once upon a time stories travelled from place to place on the tongues of merchants and thieves and kings alike. Around a crackling bonfire beneath a sky that never grew dark they were shared, and traded, and altered, until every corner of the globe had their own collection of tales.

In the spirit of these age-old stories comes Once Upon a Summer, a seasonal anthology of folk and fairy tales from 15 authors across the globe. It covers everything from summer romances to eco-terror to seaside ghost stories, and features both intriguing twists on classic tales and exciting original stories.

The second of four planned seasonal anthologies from Macfarlane Lantern Publishing, Once Upon a Summer is sure to have a story for just about everyone. Grab your copy in time for the solstice today!

Inside this anthology:

The I Scream Van by Caroline Logan

What Big Geese You Have by Adie Hart

The Forest at the End of the World by Josie Jaffrey

It Is Written by S. Markem

These Burning Bones by Laila Amado

Vespertine by Elanna Bellows

The Last Roses of Summer by Kate Longstone

Love, Pride, Virtue and Fate by Bharat Krishnan

Juniper and the Upside Down Well by Ella Holmes

Love in the Time of Volcanoes by Jake Curran-Pipe

Bluebeard's Beach House by Jenna Smithwick

The Knucker of Lyminster by Katherine Shaw

Summer Dreams by R. A. Gerritse

The Witches of Dogtown by A. J. Van Belle

Contract with a Mermaid by M. J. Weatherall