Book Wordy podcast 8 The Prince Learns a Lesson

Episode 8 of Book Wordy profiles the story The Prince Learns a Lesson

Episode 8 of Book Wordy discusses the The Prince Learns a Lesson, a short story in my collection The Wicked Wolves of Windsor and other fairytales. You can view the trailer for this short story below:

Topics: Why King’s issue challenges, and while some women complete them other princesses bash the heads in on frogs.

Discussions about the short story The Prince Learns a Lesson, from the book The Wicked Wolves of Windsor and other Fairytales.

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SHOWNOTES FOR EP 8

The Prince Learns a Lesson

Episode Rating: does include some language. 14+ recommended. Mild spoilers for the short story Wicked Wolves.

⦿ Penric Series by Lois McMaster Bujold.

Common Fairytale events:

⦿ Announcement by the King to his kingdom that involves a challenge. Often the prize is the hand of the princess or riches;

⦿ Those that don’t win the challenge are often put to death or punished in some way;

⦿ Three tasks are outlined for the applicant to complete that will all need magic in order to complete.

⦿ Magical transformations from human to animal are often a part of fairytales. Women are transformed into something that shows their purity (swan, apple) and men are transformed into beasts, often birds.

⦿ The Scarecrow King (King Thrushbread retelling) by Jill Myles.

⦿ The Frog Prince information as well as the version where he gets his head bashed in for this trouble.

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