20 Classic Stories with a Dark and Dangerous Heart
Maura McHugh, Illustrated by Jane Laurie - All books by this author
Readers may be familiar with these traditional tales of gods, demons, and tricksters but they've never heard them like this before! Award-winning fantasy author Maura McHugh revisits the popular myths of Loki, Odin, Cupid, and Psyche and others from Greek and Norse mythologas well as lesser known fables from Africa, Asia, and the Americasand gives them a macabre makeover. These gruesome myths of love, treachery, sacrifice and revenge include
From the reviews:
“These are powerful, resonating stories…The 20 myths here cast a wide-ranging cultural net. Accompanied by Laurie’s ferocious and sometimes gory illustrations, which bring out the direness of the stories, these tales are an ideal collection for students to thoroughly explore the world of mythology or take a quick, occasional dip for a thrill of touch of the profound.”
About The Author:
Maura McHugh is an award-winning fantasy author who is very highly regarded within the horror/fantasy realm. Her previous title Twisted Fairy Tales was also published by Barron’s.
About The Illustrator:
Jane Laurie's distinctive ink artwork has appeared in magazines, countless books and book covers, large scale interactive designs and more.
Hardcover w/jacket / 144 Pages / 7 5/8 x 9 7/8 / 2013