Star-crossed lovers, meddling immortals, feigned identities, battles of wits, and dire warnings. These are the stuff of fairy tale, myth, and folklore that have drawn us in for centuries. Fifteen bestselling and acclaimed authors reimagine the folklore and mythology of East and South Asia in short stories that are by turns enchanting, heartbreaking, romantic, and passionate. Compiled by We Need Diverse Bookss Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman, the authors included in this exquisite collection are: Renee Ahdieh, Sona Charaipotra, Preeti Chhibber, Roshani Chokshi, Aliette de Bodard, Melissa de la Cruz, Julie Kagawa, Rahul Kanakia, Lori M. Lee, E. C. Myers, Cindy Pon, Aisha Saeed, Shveta Thakrar, and Alyssa Wong. A mountain loses her heart. Two sisters transform into birds to escape captivity. A young man learns the true meaning of sacrifice. A young woman takes up her mothers mantle and leads the dead to their final resting place. From fantasy to science fiction to contemporary, from romance to...
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Star-crossed lovers, meddling immortals, feigned identities, battles of wits, and dire warnings. These are the stuff of fairy tale, myth, and folklore that have drawn us in for centuries. Fifteen bestselling and acclaimed authors reimagine the folklore and mythology of East and South Asia in short stories that are by turns enchanting, heartbreaking, romantic, and passionate.
The short review...
Upfront... I'm not a fan of short stories... I ADORED ...more
I really loved this book and read the whole thing yesterday. I'm only going to write a small amount about each story or this review would be way too long.
*If I spelled anything wrong, I apologize. I was taking notes while reading and they are super sloppy. I can barely read my own handwriting. It's shameful.*
Forbidden Fruit by Roshani Chokshi 5 stars
My only real complaint with this one was how short the story was. I love Roshani's writing and this was such a sad story about love and hearta ...more
Average rating 3.67 stars
“I finally know how it ends.”I love anthologies and mythology-based stories, so when I heard of A Thousand Beginnings and Endings - an anthology filled with own voices mythology retellings by South and East Asian Authors - it became on of my most anticipated releases of the year. These stories were all so beautifully crafted and utterly captivating. It confirmed my love for a few authors, and introduced me to some who I desperately want to read more from. This is a c ...more
A lovely collection. Some particular favourites:
- Forbidden Fruit by Roshani Chokshi
- Olivia's Table by Alyssa Wong
- Steel Skin by Lori M. Lee
- Still Star-Crossed by Sona Charaipotra
- The Counting of Vermillion Beads by Aliette de Bodard
- The Land of the Morning Calm by E.C. Meyers
what if this cover just murdered me, right where I stand
// reimagined South Asian folklore! also, anthology! also, COVER!
I received an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Review can be found on *Milky Way of Books*
This delightful anthology gathers everything I love about the authors mentioned and creates an amazing showcase of Asian mythology, ranging from contemporary to science fiction! I have always admired Asian mythology through the whole continent and not only because of my historical interest but also because of how tragic many of the stories can be. How misunderstandings and talking ani ...more
A Thousand Beginnings and Endings brought together by Ellen Oh is a collection of short stories written by a number of authors, each story being inspired by an Asian folktale or myth. Like any other short story collection, it had a couple of stories I couldn’t care about but overall, I really enjoyed reading this collection.
I loved that the stories were inspired by Asian folklore; it’s an amazing concept and it was what made me interested in the book. As individual stories, the collection was go ...more
ALERT ALERT ALERT
I JUST FOUND OUT THAT THERE IS A FILIPINO STORY IN THIS BOOK
as in filipino
i am crying actual tears of joy right now! i've never felt truly represented in any books before and this feels like such a huge step. i love the publishing industry. i love everyone. if you're reading this, i love you
so guess what i'm reading next