Every culture, every people has their own myths and monsters, their own magics and unfathomable mysteries, and when the storytellers of today take these bedrock elements of their heritage and frame them in new ways — whether it be alternate realities or histories, collisions with modernity, or futuristic extrapolations — the results astound. Some new twists lead to frightening places. Others unleash surprising and glorious light.
Spanning folklore from Africa to Southeast Asia, from all corners of the American continents, from Eastern Europe, Japan, the Philippines, and more, the Twisted Folklore Histories StoryBundle gathers a bevy of award-winning and award-nominated authors, some well established, some rising talents, all masters of their craft. Their perspectives encompass home countries and diasporas, gritty realities and mind-bending flights of fancy. As curator I'm thrilled by the breadth and depth of treasures I get to offer you.
Angela Slatter and Theodora Goss breathe new energy into familiar (and not-so-familiar) European fairy tales. Eugen Bacon, Isabel Yap, and Yukimi Ogawa take the legends of their native lands and from them build horror tales, ghost stories, detective stories, paranormal romance, even forays into science fiction.
Brenda S. Tolian spins frightening yarns from the lore of the American Southwest, while C.S.E. Cooney invents wild worlds featuring fey kingdoms and shapeshifting angels. Barbara Krasnoff and Elwin Cotman bring myth and folklore into their explorations of the Jewish American and Black American experiences.
Let's not forget the two spectacular anthologies. Shadow Atlas: Dark Landscapes of the Americas, edited by Carina Bissett, Hillary Dodge, and Joshua Viola, takes readers on a sumptuously illustrated, scary exploration of the Western Hemisphere, with a who's-who of fantasy and horror writers bringing fabulous monsters to life. The groundbreaking Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women, edited by Lee Murray and Geneve Flynn, smashes Asian stereotypes even as the contributors draw from their cultures and mythologies to open new frontiers in fear.
I envy you the adventures ahead. Hours upon hours of pure reading pleasure await. – Mike Allen
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For StoryBundle, you decide what price you want to pay. For $5 (or more, if you're feeling generous), you'll get the basic bundle of four books in .epub format—WORLDWIDE.
If you pay at least the bonus price of just $20, you get all four of the regular books, plus eight more books for a total of 12!
This bundle is available only for a limited time via http://www.storybundle.com. It allows easy reading on computers, smartphones, and tablets as well as Kindle and other ereaders via file transfer, email, and other methods. You get a DRM-free .epub for all books!
It's also super easy to give the gift of reading with StoryBundle, thanks to our gift cards – which allow you to send someone a code that they can redeem for any future StoryBundle bundle – and timed delivery, which allows you to control exactly when your recipient will get the gift of StoryBundle.
Why StoryBundle? Here are just a few benefits StoryBundle provides.
StoryBundle was created to give a platform for independent authors to showcase their work, and a source of quality titles for thirsty readers. StoryBundle works with authors to create bundles of ebooks that can be purchased by readers at their desired price. Before starting StoryBundle, Founder Jason Chen covered technology and software as an editor for Gizmodo.com and Lifehacker.com.