Princess Hynchatti & Some Other Surprises

Tanith Lee
fantasy, short stories, young adult
Princess Hynchatti & Some Other Surprises - Tanith Lee

Here are twelve tales of princes and princesses (six of each) setting off to seek their fortunes in the finest tradition of fairy tale. Their quests take them through lands that are the stuff of legend, but somehow in spite of wizards and enchantresses, fairy-godmothers and wicked aunts, talking birds and dragons strewn along the way, things do not turn out quite right.

To be sure each prince finds a princess and vice versa, virtue is rewarded and ill-doers receive their just deserts, but nothing is quite what it seems. These heroes and heroines muddle their way through situations where it is common sense and a cheerful heart that are indispensable. Magic merely supplies the Surprises.

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Release date: 1972
Genres: fantasy, short stories, young adult
Updated: August 24, 2021
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