Fantasy Humor Historical Love

Sir Karl's Wake

By K. V. Johansen · Sep 18, 2018
5,103 words · 19-minute reading time

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From the author: When young Sir Karl's beloved is forced into a nunnery by her land-greedy aunt the abbess, Sir Karl's mother, Lady Brenda, comes up with a perilous scheme to free her.


A Little Foreword ...

These forays into the art of the literary fairy tale were originally published by Thistledown Press in 1998 as The Serpent Bride and Other Stories From Medieval Danish Ballads. They were inspired by the ballad collections and translations of Axel Olrik, E.M. Smith-Dampier, and R.C. Alexander Prior, all of which ultimately owe their existence to the work of Svend Grundtvig. They’re quite different from my usual writing for adults: light, romantic, and influenced far more...

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