So, without further ado, The Once Upon a Time III challenge.
Such a beautiful and mysterious image.
The Quest I've decided to do is:
Which is to...
Read at least 5 books that fit somewhere within the Once Upon a Time III criteria. They might all be fantasy, or folklore, or fairy tales, or mythology…or your five books might be a combination from the four genres.
I've decided on a pool of books to read from but tend, very often, to go off on a tangent, so we'll see how it goes. I don't think it matters one way or other but I would like to read at least a few off this list:
Infernal Devices - Philip Reeve (book 3 of his Mortal Engines series)
Jack of Kinrowan - Charles De Lint (2 books in one)
Ship of Magic - Robin Hobb (book 1 of the Liveship Traders trilogy)
The Wood Wife - Terri Windling
Shadow Bridge - Gregory Frost
The Ropemaker - Peter Dickinson ( a double-up with my Awards challenge)
The Stolen Child - Keith Donohue
As well as those I plan to take part in...
This quest involves the reading of one or more short stories that fit within at least one of the four genres during the course of the weekend. Ideally you would post about your short story readings on Sundays or Mondays, but this is not strictly necessary.
The books I've chosen to pick my stories from are:
Comic Fantasy edited by Mike Ashley
Great Fantasy edited by Robert Silverberg and Martin H. Greenberg
The Ivory and the Horn - Charles De Lint
And that's about it. The Once Upon a Time III challenge will run from now until the 20th. June and I hope everyone who's doing it has a lot of fun. I'll be starting soon but first I have to finish Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs.