Classics told in a way like never before, Beasts and Beauty: Dangerous Tales is an upcoming compilation of dazzling retellings from the mind of Soman Chainani, intent on appealing to a modern audience. Within its pages are tales of blood and roses, bone-chilling howls in the night, the ugliness of arrogant beauty, the beauty of ugly truths, the magic of love, and more. While some are definitely more impactful than others, each and every yarn is told in such flowing, captivating prose, drawing readers into a realm of nostalgic allure. Structurally repetitive in nature, each is reminiscent of a beloved bedtime story, but oh so very different – charming witches, appalling beauties, the unbreakable bonds of found family, the possibilities found in impossibility, the list goes on and on.
What lengths would you be willing to go in order to find a missing loved one? Would you defy those still aching from profound loss? Would you throw yourself and others into uncharted danger? Kingston and the Magician’s Lost and Found by Rucker Moses and Theo Gangi is an enchanting and heartfelt Urban Fantasy tale best characterized by its authenticity. An account of unwavering determination and resolve, readers follow a young boy’s hunt to find his father who disappeared years prior, regardless of the excuses and reasoning consistently tossed his way. Although ticketed as a story for younger readers, it’s easy for all ages to get swept along on this journey for the truth, filled to the brim with coded secrets, peril, and magical ongoings.