This is like, ‘How many fairy tales and folkloric things can you fit into 346 pages and still manage to create a well structured story?’
From ‘Odin’ to ‘Sleeping Beauty’, ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ to ‘Baba Yaga’, and everyone in between, this is none stop from the first page to the last. And somehow Kate has managed to make it all work in this wonderful story about a woodcutter — one who doesn’t actually cut wood.
If you like fairy tales, folklore, or are maybe looking for something different in a fantasy story, then i don’t think you’ll be disappointed with ‘The Woodcutter’.
My first Kate Danley book, it won’t be my last.