Title: The Fairy’s Gift
Author Name & Publisher: H.R. Harrison (Less Than Three Press)
Publication Date & Length: January 27th 2016
Fairies are creatures of great and powerful magic. Many use it for Good, others for personal gain by blessing the children of royalty—and some fairies want nothing more than for people to suffer. And what could be more devastating than stripping away something that shapes the very core of a person’s identity? What better way to punish a kingdom than to remove its only heir? Yes, a cruel fairy could do much by changing the body of a lone prince.
Except she didn’t anticipate the prince was actually a princess all along…
This was a very, uh, different book. It was kind of neat how it inter
twines a lot of the fairy tale stories we already know into one story
while also being a book about a trans prince(ss).
While the writing was actually quite good, I found all the
similarities to SO many other well known fairy tales.. distracting. I
would’ve liked to have seen more of a unique plot or the loss of some
of those similarities so the authors character could’ve shown through
a bit more instead of ending up lost in all the other bits.
All in all, not a bad read and I would certainly give another story by
this author a try.
H.R. Harrison is the penname of an unfortunate soul with an unpronounceable last name. 22 and asexual, said soul spends most of her time reading, writing, or geeking out over linguistics (it’s her B.A., it happens) and various webcomics. She has a cat and three fish tanks, because why go outside when you can bring the outside inside?