This is like: let’s-see-how-many-fairy-tales-and-folkloric-things-can-you-fit-into-346-pages-and-still-manage-to-create-a-really-good-story.
From Odin to Sleeping Beauty; Jack, plus the Beanstalk, to Baba Yaga; and everyone in between, this is non-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.