Book of Enchantments is a fun anthology of short stories, including one about the characters from Wrede’s series, The Enchanted Forest Chronicles.
Wrede seems to be particularly good at taking an existing concept or story and either parodying it or making it her own some other way, which is always fun to read, and many of the stories in Book of Enchantments did just that.
As with just about any collection, I enjoyed some stories more than others. I particularly enjoyed those set in modern times (well, relatively – keep in mind this book has been around for at least a couple of decades). And of course I’m partial to the Enchanted Forest itself, so Utensile Strength was probably my single favorite in the collection. An enjoyable read! – Anne ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Book of Enchantments is a great short story collection by one of my favorite authors, Patricia C. Wrede.
Many of the stories in this collection have delightfully dark elements. There are also a fair few containing plenty of wit and humor. This writer is versatile and these short stories easily demonstrate this skill.
I think some of my favorite stories from this collection were those which felt more like fairy tales, set in older times. And I definitely enjoyed the darker ones. – Jake ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Read all of our reviews for The Enchanted Forest Chronicles series:
- Dealing with Dragons book review
- Searching for Dragons book review
- Calling on Dragons book review
- Talking to Dragons book review
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