Monday, July 23, 2012

A "groundbreaking" endorsment from the author of Deconstructing Tolkien!

[Roy Mauritsen's Shards of the Glass Slipper]  "...is a fun, unique, and entertaining twist on fairy tales you’ve come to love, but watch out—you’ve never seen Snow White, Cinderella, Goldilocks, and a host of other fairy tale legends quite like this before. Mauritsen breathes new life into the classic fairy tales, and provides an extraordinary and invigorating take on fables I thought I knew well. Don’t miss this  groundbreaking work, which is sure to be enjoyed by young and old for years to come."  -Edward J. McFadden III, author of Deconstructing Tolkien and The Black Death of Babylon

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

another 5 star review from amazon!

Thanks Tamara!
"It's a great time for the fantasy genre, and Shards of the Glass Slipper is an intriguing twist on traditional fairy tales. I never tire of fairy tale re-imaginings and retellings, and Roy Mauritsen does it well his first novel. If you enjoy things like Once Upon a Time and The 10th Kingdom, you'll like this story. Mauritsen incorporates nursery rhymes and Wonderland to give old, familiar tales from the Brothers Grimm new twists and captivating origin stories.

The entertainment industry is capitalizing on the popularity of books and films like Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings, and too many current works just seem to be suffering from executive meddling. They leave me with a manufactured feeling to their plots. Shards is a story from the heart, from the discovery of a prince to the titular shards. It's a genuine story with genuine characters, from both well-known and unexpected sources.

Shards is sincere, unpretentious storytelling, and stands out as something authentic in a sea of pre-fabricated, homogenized plots and saccharine-coated characters in other works. Even the cover is a beautiful work of art by the author himself. It's a "real" fairy tale perfect for those looking for Happily Ever After"

Friday, July 6, 2012

Thursday, July 5, 2012

here's a 4 star review ... from down under!

A well designed book, July 4, 2012
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This review is from: Shards Of The Glass Slipper: Queen Cinder (Paperback)
"... The flow was easy enough to follow, though I read many books with POV changing often.
The characters were believable and mortal, finding the world of fairytales I was so familiar with changed into a story you could always believe "Well that's how the fairytales came about". An amazing twists to Snow White, Cinderella, Jack the Pauper, Goldilocks, Ms Muffet, and my favourite of all was Little Red Riding Hoods twist. There are many more famous character in which appear along the way and play a major part.... I really did enjoy the book..."