Organized by Carl V., Once Upon A Time VI runs from March 20, 2012 through June 20, 2012. It is a time to read and watch fantasy, fairy tales, folklore and mythology. I am joining Quest the Third, reading at least four books, one from each category, as well as reading or watching A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
#1 The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey – A fairy tale entwined in a historic novel.
#2 The Ten Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin – A rich fantasy intertwining Gods and Mortals.
#3 Ragnarok: The End of the Gods by A.S. Byatt – Norse myth retold by a master story-teller.
#4 Returning My Sister’s Face by Eugie Foster – A wonderful collection of Far Eastern folk-tales.
#5 The Last Dragon by Jane Yolen and Rebecca Guay. A graphic novel mixing fantasy and folklore, beautifully illustrated in pen, ink and watercolor.
#6 The Dragons of Babel by Michael Swanwick. I should have read this one years ago. A blend of techno-steampunk, magic and mythology.