We’re excited to present the cover and an exclusive story from Melissa Albert’s Tales from the Hinterland, a follow-up to The Hazel Wood series, featuring all of the long-awaited dark and twisted backstories to all of its fairy-tale characters. Tales From the Hinterland releases January 12, 2021 from Flatiron books.
Magic without consequences is like a fairy offering without milk: unlikely to get you killed, but kinda incomplete. The best books about magic are the kind that extract something from their characters on their way through the magical wringer, be it health or sanity or time. Think Thomas the Rhymer losing seven years beneath a fairy hill, or Quentin Coldwater coming out of a magical coma with white hair, a wooden shoulder, and a dead girlfriend.
Here are five more tales in which magic has a price.
Series: Five Books About…
- Ryan La Sala 17 Iconic Fashion Moments in SFF History 3 hours ago
- Andrew Liptak Watch the First Trailer for Season 2 of Netflix’s Another Life 3 hours ago
- Martin Cahill What Makes a Monster? The Complexities of No Gods, No Monsters by Cadwell Turnbull 4 hours ago
- James Davis Nicoll 5 SF Stories in Which Kindness Prevails 4 hours ago
- Molly Templeton Time Travel Makes Everything Worse in the Teaser for Needle in a Timestack 5 hours ago
- Andrew Liptak Watch the First Trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley 5 hours ago
- Emmet Asher-Perrin Terry Pratchett Book Club: Witches Abroad, Part IV 5 hours ago
- Rhythm of War Reread: Chapter Fifty 14 mins ago on
- “Was I too much trouble?” — Star Trek: Lower Decks: “An Embarrassment of Dooplers” 15 mins ago on
- Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch: “The Void” 16 mins ago on
- 17 Iconic Fashion Moments in SFF History 26 mins ago on
- Philosophers and Plough-dwarves, Each Must Know His Part in The Nature of Middle-earth 44 mins ago on
- Philosophers and Plough-dwarves, Each Must Know His Part in The Nature of Middle-earth 46 mins ago on
- 17 Iconic Fashion Moments in SFF History 49 mins ago on