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Summary

The Fairy's Tale is the first novel in The Pathways Tree series. 

With surprising plot twists and compelling characters, The Fairy’s Tale is a whirlwind adventure into the sinister world behind classic folk tales and myths.   

Bea is a lowly cabbage fairy, but she dreams of being an official Fairy Godmother. So when she is finally given a chance to prove her worth, Bea is determined to make a success of it. Besides, how hard can a Happy Ever After story be? Every girl wants to be rescued by a handsome man, don’t they? Apparently not. 

Bea's heroine doesn't want to be in her story, and her hero is much more interested in the ugly sister. The same ugly sister who is trying to overthrow the Kingdom. Suddenly, Bea must confront the fact that her characters are as real as she is - and just like her, they are determined to go their own way. The problem is, if Bea fails to finish the story, she faces a fate much worse than being put to sleep for a hundred years.

©2015 F. D. Lee (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

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A fun twist on fairy tales

A fun, light hearted fairy tale romp with a novel twist. Very enjoyable and easy to listen to.

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Not at all what I expected

I love retelling of fairy tales, this one was very different but it was such fun picking up the hints and nods at the classic tales. Great fun!

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My first audio book of many

I enjoyed this immensely. It's got a moral running through it and was quite easy to drift off from the sometimes horrid reality of real life. It is also believable. One person momentary decision can, indeed, change lives.

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Nothing buit good to say about this one

This magical tale has been beautifully brought to life by a very good narration. It was a pleasure to listen to a favourite book read so well.

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absolutely loved it

absolutely loved this! it works really well as audio book with great narration. definitely recommend

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Lovely story

Lovely story, characters and narration. Would recommend to anybody interested in fairy tales as it’s a nice twist on the normal stories

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Loved it

And have immediately bought the next two in the series. Really nicely narrated and I so wish I was a cabbage fairy....

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-12-19

blah meh

Interesting premise but the heroine is insufferably incompetent. So am returning this one.

The way it's written tries too hard to be funny but only achieves being cute and shallow. The performance is unremarkable. Not enough nuance. Characters blend too much with each other.

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  • Dustin Alsbrooks
  • 14-01-21

Really good book!!

Amazing story h teller!!! Hands down my favorite fairytale remake.. Can't wait to finish the series!!



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  • L. Schwellinger
  • 01-07-20

A lot of funand not everything I expected

I am a sucker for the subverted fairytale, I admit. I love this. It's got fun characters and odd twists and a rich well crafted world.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-06-20

Couldn't put it down

I really enjoyed the story. It takes it time in showing you everything from all perspectives. The characters have a believe able relationships and their chemistry is well balanced.

Some of the characters are not yet fully developed so I can't wait to learn more about them in the next books.