Book of Enchantments. Patricia C. Wrede, Author Point Fantasy $ (p) ISBN Book of Enchantments. Buy this book. Amazon. From a master storyteller comes this collection of ten new and exciting stories, including a tale about a wizard’s daughter who can change chestnuts into gold. This collection of short stories featuring enchantments offers a surprisingly varied selection. Most of the stories are set in a place of high fantasy–long ago and far.

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He also agrees to make the wizard famous forever. The Caliph’s most-cursed servant is his long-suffering vizier, who has gotten further down the list than anyone else. As others have noted, not all of these stories are from the Enchanted Forest Chronicles. I don’t know if she’d be able to carry the same sense of sharp urgency throughout a full-length work, but there’s enough in these to hang onto and set the imagination spinning.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He feels his sword pulling toward her, and rather than kill her, cuts off his own hand with his dagger. Short fairy-tale type stories, some of which take place in the Enchanted Forest.

These three stories are the gems of this book and I encourage anyone, young or old, to read them because they speak to our darkest fears, our fondest hopes, and to the child in us all. Quite fun in parts. A king named Evan Rydingsword, whose land is threatened by a powerful enemy and torn apart by war, goes to ask the powerful Earthwitch, a person who channels the raw power of the Earth, for help.

Rikki, in gratitude for the daughter’s kindness, gives her the ability to produce gold chestnuts from the empty chestnut bag. Several of the stories, such as “Stronger Than Time,” re-imagine or reinvent traditional fairy tales.

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Retrieved from ” https: They teach us that our actions, and sometimes our inaction, can irrevocably change our lives. A young woman named Adrian is bitter and jealous of her younger sister, Sam’s, success, popularity, and looks. And for that, they truly miss out. Please provide an email address.


And I’m glad I didn’t! Wrede is a delightful writer with funny characters and patdicia plots you can’t help liking. After a conceited wizard cal This unique collection of fantasy short stories caught my eye while I was browsing in my local library.

The ten stories included are the following: The stepsisters should be jealous of each other, the stepmother biased and cruel.

This collection of short quirky stories was a fun, quick read. I found all the stories to be very interesting and unique. Lists hook This Book. Although Elyssa walks away, she ends up back by the unicorn’s pool.

Their hope is that King Mendanbar and Queen Cimorene can figure out what to do with the thing. Stories with strong, cunning, self reliant women who triumph not because they are beautiful, but because th I think, perhaps, that I am too old to read these stories. Jul 03, Magistra rated it it was amazing. Characters from her beloved Enchanted Forest series make an appearance in the final story, enchanhments by a recipe for “Quick After-Battle Triple Patriciw Cake”, to be enjoyed warm while counting loot.

This definitely felt like the most mature of the stories, and was probably one of my favorites. Oct 08, Kate rated it liked it. This story probably oof my writing a great deal even though I couldn’t remember what it was about until my recent reread. The mystical feeling was really well-established, but again it ended kind of abruptly.

Janet covers Dan’s ears which frees him from the Lorelei’s power.

This re-read made me wan I don’t know when I first read this book — a long time ago — but it’s one that I re-read every couple of years and this year was one of them. I like the Arabian Nightsish setting for this one. Told in a modern setting.


Books by Og C. The meat of most of these stories is very different from what the blurb suggests.

He turns into a handsome prince and explains that he was changed into a cat by Queen Hildegard when he refused to marry her daughter. While a few of the stories may have messages that are a bit too subtle for the intended audience, the volume as a whole should have high appeal for fantasy lovers and might lure some newcomers to the genre. For example, one story is about a prince who does not rescue his princess at the needed time and another story is about two sisters who hate each other.

Wrede does a nice job with her shot stories, mixing in silly stories with more though provoking and ambiguous ones. Patridia just doubt that all possibilities in somebody’s life can be included in one garden, no matter how large. It doesn’t hurt, of pattricia, that my favorite character holds an important role in it, and produces some of the best dialogue.


The wreed collects ten fantasy stories by Wrede, together with a recipe associated with one of the stories and notes by the author concerning the inspiration of some of the stories. Some of the futures mention deaths, but nothing gruesome.

All except Rikki, a god who looks like a blue chipmunk and has very simple desires but is not as simple minded as the wizard thinks. All the blue chipmunk god wants is nuts. I was particularly thrilled to see that this collection includes an Enchanted Forest story enchantmnets those books hold an important place in my childhood.