Skip to content

Once, Tales, Myths, and Legends of Faerie by Ronel Janse van Vuuren – A Book Review by Pat Garcia

May 25, 2018

 

Once, Tales, Myths, and Legends of Faerie written by author Ronel Janse van Vuuren is a beautiful collection of short stories about Faerie Land. Van Vuureninvites you to enter the world of make-believe, where things are not as they seem; where animals and nature are portrayed to show us that life changes, and new beginnings begin.

 

Sixteen different stories of tales, myths, and legends, with a motive behind them and a lesson to be learned. I was so impressed by the author’s selections that she included in her book that I invested and bought a copy, although I had an ARC copy to review.

 

Van Vuuren has an effortless style that captures a reader. In my opinion, she presents lessons that one should learn. These are stories that apply to life. They encourage those of us who have made decisions, which have thrown us forcefully into forgetting the past and moving on to something new as in The Fae of Bremen or the initial story, Queen of Ice, or Rumour Has It.

 

Congratulations, Ms. Ronel Janse van Vuuren, on your book, Once, Tales, Myths, and Legends of Faerie.  The book is well-written and well-crafted and well-worth reading.

 

Shalom aleichem,

 

 

 

 

 

Pat G

 

 

 

5 Comments
  1. Sounds like a wonderful collection.
    Great review, Pat!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Reblogged this on Crossroads and Conquests and commented:
    While I am slightly removed, albeit temporarily, from the WordPress community and the writing world, in general–thus have not visited your sites, or written anything at all in the last month–I find myself with this opportunity to re-blog something worth sharing.

    Ronel is one of my favourite authors, and yes, I am biased because I know her personally. However, I do know that she is a lovely person with a generous and kind heart, as much as she is a talented and excellent writer.

    I am excited about her book, Once… Tales, Myths and Legends of Faerie, which recently released. I may not be able to read it immediately but it deserves to be on top of my heap of books to read, with Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird. I know, I know, I shouldn’t be openly admitting this. *flinches*

    Thank you for this review, Ms. Pat Garcia.

    Like

  3. This sounds like a book I would have to read. Thanks for a great review once again.
    Hope to talk to you soon.

    Hugs
    AJ

    Like

  4. Congrats, Ronel!

    Like

  5. Sounds like a great collection of stories. Congratulations Ronel

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Elizabeth Gauffreau

Fiction Author

Becoming and Beholding

Putting Words Around the Unfolding

From the Pen of Mae Clair

Mystery and Suspense, Folklore and Legends

Story Empire

Exploring the World of Fiction

Mark Bierman

Adventures in Writing

Welcome to Harmony Kent Online

The home of all things books

The Showers of Blessings

Giving and Receiving Blessings

PhoebeMD: Medicine + Poetry

Health • Inspiration • Life

Jennifer Lane Books

Romance with a Psychological Twist

Janet Alcorn

Writer of Words, Teller of Tales. Fluent in Profanity, Sarcasm, and Dumbassian

Books By Nonnie

A place where you can sample and purchase all the written works of Author, Nonnie Jules.

Ailish Sinclair

Stories and photos from Scotland

SUSANNE LEIST

Author of Paranormal Suspense

storiesbykaren

Karen Black

Writing and Music

Books and music - It's all about words!

JUBILEE WRITER

Writers' Life and Lessons

Robbie's inspiration

Ideas on writing and baking

CherriesWriter - Vietnam War website

See what War is like and how it affects our Warriors

Bette A. Stevens, Maine Author

A writer inspired by nature and human nature

4WillsPublishing Author Services

Books - They're what we do best!

THE #RRBC PIPELINE MAGAZINE

The Literary Lover's Magazine

Joylene Nowell Butler

Suspense & Mystery Author

%d bloggers like this: