No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.
New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…Find out more
See below for a selection of the latest books from Myth & legend told as fiction category. Presented with a red border are the Myth & legend told as fiction books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Myth & legend told as fiction books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!
The evil king demands that a group of innocent youths and virgins be fed to a ravenous monster imprisoned beneath his palace. One man alone is brave enough to challenge this, but it will take more than courage alone if they are to be saved. Myths and legends always have a hero but seldom give credit to those who help, and almost never admit that even the best characters have faults. In this twenty-first century version of the Greek myths surrounding the minotaur, that awful combination of man and bull, some of these omissions are put right. The strength of the female characters are brought to the fore and their contribution stressed. The hero of the tale, Theseus, recognises and admits to this. Even the smartest and most dexterous man of the time, Daedalus, is also shown to have a jealous and viloent streak. The Gods control everyday life, rewarding the mortals who honour them and punishing severely those who transgress. For everyone there is a price to pay. Can even the Gods ensure that good triumphs over evil?
A unique collection of traditional stories about faeries, elves and goblins. Faeries, elves, goblins, leprechauns, brownies, spriggans and many other supernatural beings leap vividly off the page in this collection of haunting stories. Included are 25 stories drawing on folklore from the rich narrative heritage of Britain and Ireland. Marvel over ancient spells to summon faeries to your house, tremble at the shapeshifting powers of dangerous faery queens, lose yourself amongst the illusions of Faeryland and learn how to protect family members from the terrors of faery abduction. Interspersed with facts on faery folklore, these tales cover faery morals, elvish misdemeanours, the spells cast by goblins and the sightings of the creatures, as well as their dealings with mortals. With charming illustrations from favourite illustrators throughout, including Arthur Rackham, this book reminds us of the enduring appeal of folklore and mystery for all generations.
An enchanting retelling of nineteen fairy tales, introduced by popular fantasy writer Philip Pullman Originally published in 1927, Told Again is an enchanting collection of elegant fairy tales, showcasing the formidable talents of Walter de la Mare, one of the most celebrated writers of children's literature during the first half of the twentieth century. His abundant literary gifts can be savored once more in this beautiful new edition. Nineteen adapted classics, including Rapunzel, Little Red Riding-Hood, Rumplestiltskin, and The Sleeping Beauty, are made new by de la Mare's poetic insights and graceful prose, making these tales appropriate for younger readers. With marvelous black and white illustrations by A. H. Watson, this volume also presents a splendid introduction by Philip Pullman, the contemporary master of fantasy literature.