Sunday, April 3, 2011
Tales of the Glass Slipper: The Retellings will be a collection of short stories that are based on the characters from "Shards". These will be based more on the origin fairy tales the characters are derived from, but as it is told through world of "Shards". Part fairy tale retellings, part "prequel" stories, and part character back story.
The characters developed for Shards of The Glass Slipper were specifically chosen from Fairy tales that lent themselves to the original story line in Shards. But they are still fairy tale characters and it was important to have those fairy tales be part of the history of each character. So the original fairy tale that each character is based from, is related to the character as they are now in Shards. The fairy tale of little red riding hood, did happen in the history of the character of Elizabeth, but that fairy tale had to be re imagined so as to be serviceable as Elizabeth's backstory. Tales of the Glass Slipper: The Retellings takes a look at each of those reimagined fairy tales.
Some of these fairy tale origins relate to Shards directly, namely Cinderella and Jack and the beanstalk, and are reserved for the main novels but others like Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel, The little Mermaid, Goldilocks and others all have stories to share in Tales of the Glass Slipper: The Retellings (Yes, "Tales" also refers to the fairy "Tale" aspect).
This is all a little ways off, but just wanted to get the word out that it'll be in the works!