Title: The Transfigured Hart
Author: Jane Yolen
Genre: Fairy Tale, Short Story
Rating: 5 out of 5
While Jane Yolen first had The Transfigured Hart published in 1975; this short story is one that can easily transcend decades and generations. Known for her fairy tale narratives, Yolen takes the story of a 'white deer' (aka. unicorn) and tells of two unlikely friends brought together my the search for the unicorn.
Beautifully written and in the style of Grimm or Anderson; if you are looking for a 'new' fairy tale to read that has that older style of lyric writing I believe you will really enjoy The Transfigured Hart. For me this was a refreshing read as I have been reading a lot of intense historical fiction or bad YA tropes. It was the perfect little read.
There's really not much else to say except that this is well worth the read. And you may find that you become addicted to Yolen's style of fairy tale writing. Luckily if you are she has a whole collection of published works, including some that have won the Nebula World Fantasy awards and many other accolades.
Please note: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. This is an honest and unbiased review.
I love fairy tales...and with all the retelling of old ones going around, having a new one to read sounds like a nice change of pace :)
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