Wednesday, February 26, 2020

The Beasts Who Fought for Fairyland Until the Very End and Further Still, by Catherynne M. Valente (author), Joniece Abbott-Pratt (narrator)

Serial Box, February 2020

Catherynne Valente says she was advised to stop talking about politics, and go back Fairyland and fairy tales, which of course are not at all political. Right? She decided to take their advice, and this short story is the result. It's set just before the events in The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, and does not include any politics at all. Of course.

It does feature several quite interesting characters, including A-Through-L, whose mother was a wyvern, and whose father was a library. He is, consequently, a wyverary. How can you not love a wyverary?

It's short, absorbing, and very satisfying, and as I may not have mentioned before, not a all political.

Very enjoyable.

I got this short story from Serial Box, while they are offering a selection of short stories, in ebook and in audiobook format, and am reviewing it voluntarily.

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