Over the past few weeks, there has been a lot of discussion around the Avengers movie. In particular, which character is the best [Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man] especially between the ‘brothers’ Thor and Loki – see this Blame it on the Muse post.
Myths focus on history, the human condition and can be a teaching aid. Mickey Zucker Reichert uses Norse Mythology in her Bifrost Guardians and Renshai Chronicles series and at the end of this year Jessica Andersen’s Nightkeepers series winds down with the Mayan calendar.
Fairy tales have an oral and written history of fantastic magical adventures in which many transformations take place. Johanna Lindsey was the first romance author I read and her Once a Princess holds a special place in my heart. Mercedes Lackey uses a light, humorous touch to turn fairy tales upside down in her 500 Kingdoms series.
For me, fairy tales make the perfect story. I love the fantasy and the shear impossibility of the characters situations. And maybe the school system over-analyzed the fun out of mythology. Sometimes it’s better to let someone read a story without discussing it to death.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to name me a mythological story that can top The Princess Bride.
Have fun storming these castles…..