Red of the Woods
by Lana Axe
My rating: 4 stars
Publication Date: October 15, 2014
Publisher: AxeLord Publications
Genre: Adult Dark Fantasy
Print Length: 29 pages
Available from: Amazon
An evil heart thirsts for vengeance in this dark version of Little Red Riding Hood.
of witchcraft, Erthel and her granddaughter, Red, are forced into
exile. Taking refuge in the woods, the old woman plots her revenge.
Calling on the dark magic she abandoned years ago, she places a curse on
the young girl—one that will punish the townspeople for sending her
Red of the Woods by Lana Axe
Have you ever thought, “I wish there were fairytales for adults? Something a little darker, a little twisted, but give me an ending I can give a thumbs up to?” Well, Lana Axe must have been listening as she wrote her version of Little Red Riding Hood, Red of the Woods. Definitely not like those tales of childhood. Get ready to read a fascinating take on this tale, and try to remember it for a stormy night to share when the power goes out!
Was it a curse that started the tale of Red? Run out of town, threatened, exiled, a young girl and her grandmother are alone and defenseless in a small cabin in the woods. Grandma has been accused of being a witch, but of course there is no way Red believes this, until one night, her world is destroyed and she has no recollection of what happened, but her grandmother is dead, mauled by an unknown beast and Red is alone and afraid. What has happened? What demon from hell has been unleashed in her world? The answers may lie far closer to home than Red realizes.
Welcome to the dark side with Lana Axe as your guide, you will never look at Fairytales the same again. Although short, Ms. Axe manages to build a scare-worthy world of fantasy that is every bit as twisted as the original tale BEFORE it became a bedtime story! Who knows, that wolf you hear howling may be sitting next to you at breakfast!
I received this copy from the author in exchange for my honest review.