The Grimm Chronicles Volume 2
200 years ago, the Brothers Grimm changed everything.
With the help of a little magic, fairy tales were made real, manifesting all over the world. Charming princes. Gold-hunting dwarfs. Terrible step-mothers. Heroic animals.
Then, slowly, they began to change. Everyone—from Prince Charming to the old miller—grew more evil. Corrupted. A hero was chosen to stop them, hunting them down one by one and destroying them with the help of a magic pen and a special rabbit assistant.
For 200 years, the hero’s magic pen has been passed on from generation to generation. The newest hero is Alice Goodenough, an 18-year-old junior from Washington High School. While her friends spent their summer working and having fun, Alice found herself doing battle with creatures most human beings don’t even realize exist. A giant snake. A blood-sucking prince. A terrifying half-man, half-hedgehog. Dastardly dwarfs intent on mind-controlling everyone who uses a cell phone.
Now, senior year has begun. With it comes a new challenge at school, where bullies have grown bolder and classes more challenging. As if that’s not enough, Alice must face off against a collection of Corrupted who all share a terrible secret, one that might awaken a creature capable of doing untold damage. To uncover the secret, Alice will have to face off against a man-eating lizard, a bloodthirsty sea captain, and a mysterious wizard who can see into the future …
This book contains:
Episode four: The Orphanage of Doom
Episode five: Blood and Thunder
Episode six: The Order of the Golden Dragon
The Lost Journal of Eugene Washington
Assorted fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm
A Legacy of Red
The Grimm Chronicles Volume 1
This book contains the first 3 episodes of the critically acclaimed series:
Episode 1: Prince Charming Must Die!
Episode 2: Happily Never After
Episode 3: Revenge of the Castle Cats
The Grimm Chronicles is intended for Young Adults aged 13 and up. The goal is to provide Young Adult readers with a strong, charismatic young woman in the role of the hero and provide readers with a positive protagonist who uses her brain to overcome obstacles life throws in her way.
“5 stars!” ~ Bookies Book Blog
“Highly recommended for all who love fairy tales and the YA genre.” ~ My Cozie Corner
“All in all the books were excellent.” ~ LilyElement
“If you love fairy tales and them being turned into modern day stories you will love these short stories.” ~ Mom With a Kindle
5 stars (out of 5) ~ I Am, Indeed
“Isabella Fontaine and Ken Brosky’s incredible talent for storytelling takes the reader on an amazing action-packed ride fueled by endless creativity and limitless imagination. TGC is like a high-stakes version of Harold and the Purple Crayon meets a contemporary, above ground Alice in Wonderland. “ ~ Bookfetish
“I absolutely loved this book! No, let me rephrase that, I FREAKING LOVE THIS BOOK! Nope, that doesn’t even do it justice. Vol. 1 has the first three stories from the 12 that will ultimately make up the chronicles.” ~ Jesse Kimmel-Freeman
About the Authors
Ken Brosky received his MFA in fiction writing from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. He also teaches English at Madison College. This is his first Young Adult series.
Isabella Fontaine owns a farm in Wisconsin and enjoys reading weird books like House of Leaves. This is her first Young Adult series.
5 Kindle ebook copies of The Grimm Chronicles Volume 2
Hi there everyone, Paul here. Now for a great guest post from author Ken Brosky where he discusses the choosing the fairy tale characters for his stories. Enjoy!
Our world is simple: 200 years ago, the Brothers Grimm used magic to bring all of their fairy tales to life. Everything was pretty cool for a while. Then, the characters started to change. They became more evil. Corrupted by the magic. Ever since then, a hero has emerged from each new generation to vanquish the Corrupted who live among us.
OK. Not quite “simple,” I guess … but the premise is fun! It’s given us so much opportunity to delve deep into obscure fairy tales and create this insane netherworld that most humans never see. Or, if they do see it, that usually means they’re about to be eaten by the Big, Bad Wolf or some other creature. The cool thing is that all of the characters from Grimms’ Fairy Tales were brought to life, and all of them are slowly turning evil. Some faster than others. This means Prince Charming is turning evil. So is Cinderella. So are Snow White’s dwarfs.
Everyone becomes Corrupted in a different way, so whenever we choose a fairy tale to use in our series, we get to really let our imaginations run free. How would this particular fairy tale character survive in the real world? How would he/she/it become Corrupted? For one of the gold-mining dwarfs, that might mean becoming insanely greedy. For a fisherman searching for a magic fish, it might mean developing an Ahab-like obsession for revenge (a la Moby-Dick).
I must admit, I’ve had fun searching through Grimms’ Fairy Tales. It’s a treasure trove of ideas, and every time a story ignites my imagination, I make a little bookmark. The problem is there are so many bookmarks that I’ve had to pare them down! I have to be choosy, and so I’m leaving a lot of ideas on the cutting room floor. It’s been an incredible experience, though. After a while, it got difficult focusing on the fairy tales because my brain was running a mile a minute, coming up with all sorts of ideas for how to incorporate this story and that story. To make the series feel a little more familiar, I’ve also tried to balance the obscure tales with the more familiar ones.
We’ve foregone blood, for the most part. The Corrupted burn away just like a flame eats away at the paper of a book. We thought that was important, to ensure that the violence never got too intense. But when it comes to the original fairy tales, we’ve made a point of including them in each episode of the series.