Monday, June 1, 2015

Review: The Greener Forest, by Vonnie Winslow Crist

In The Greener Forest, Vonnie Winslow Crist knows what comprises a fairy tale and her maturity as a writer shines most clearly in her knowledge that as opposed to today's antiseptic, squeaky clean. "they all lived happily ever after" fairy tales, the world of magic conceals risk and even genuine danger.

In this collection of short stories and poems, Crist takes us to a greener world where the gifts of the fae can bring delight or destruction and where the wonder that permeates her literary universe can wield happiness or horror. In this short collection you will meet the Acorn Cap Brown Man, mermaids self-exiled because of love, spriggans and a panoply of nature spirits both benign and malevolent.

All in all, a satisfying read and worth the time for armchair explorers like me who fear the invitation of the evening mist outside carries the possibility of never returning to hearth and home.

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