Among the Thorns

Among the Thorns

Among the Thorns, by Veronica Schanoes, is a dark fantasy taking place in seventeenth century Germany, about a young woman who is intent on avenging the brutal murder of her peddler father many years earlier, by a vagabond with a magic fiddle....

Title:Among the Thorns
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781466868922
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  • karen

    They made my father dance in thorns before they killed him.I used to think that this was a metaphor, that they beat him with thorny vines, perhaps. But I was wrong about that.They made him dance.this ...

  • ?Tash

    Time passed, and perhaps that is the worst betrayal of all... Another imaginative fairytale retelling from Veronica Schanoes, this time it's a retelling of The jew among thorns.This blew me...

  • Konstantin

    “I will kill them,” I told my uncle. My voice was steady and I was quite sincere. “I will surround that town with death. I will wrap death around their hearts, and I will rip them apart. I wi...

  • Arielle Walker

    I guess I'd always skipped over the original Grimms tale - but all for the better, it's awful. This story, however, is not so much awful as awe-inspiring, that is if "awe" is taken to mean "a feeling ...

  • GoldGato

    I have really enjoyed the Tor.com shorts. Some more than others. This falls into the 'more' category. It is a story of vengeance but also of family and parental love and respect. The young girl who vo...

  • Diz

    A young girl loses her father to anti-semitic violence and vows to get revenge on the people responsible for his death. There is a supernatural element that adds a twist of mythology to the story. I e...

  • Paige  Bookdragon

    I asked for vengeance, I got an utterly satisfying story of a badass girl who punishes those bastard who killed her father....

  • Tania

    We owe our children our livesMuch darker than Burning Girls, but still beautifully written and thought-provoking. I love how she uses other fairy tales in her retelling of a Grimm tale - The Jew in th...

  • Phoenix2

    This short read had an intense, almost like the grimm fairytales, story to tell. It was well paced and it showed big character development for the main hero of the story. The start, though, was diffic...

  • Jess ?Harbinger of Blood-Soaked Rainbows?

    This was another tor shorty that left a really haunting taste in my mouth. I've never heard of Veronica Schanoes before but I need to put this lady on my radar. Her writing is really beautiful and she...