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I think we’ve tackled this with my previous post about whether retellings are fanfics.
But honestly, we get new retellings every year. Whether it’s in book form, TV form, Movie Form or Disney form.
Why is that so? I think it’s simply because they work. People love these stories for as long as we can remember. But at the same time, they are tired of hearing the same story. Hence we get familiar stories adapted or told differently.
I don’t think people (myself included) care who originally thought these stories up. It doesn’t really matter how similar the story is (because at this day and age, what story can truly be called original) as long as it entertains.
So here are some of the retellings that have entertained me so far:
Chapter 10 Reflection and Resolution
Chapter 9 The child has been born but…
For anyone who decides to read books that center around djinn or djinni or jinni, you often noticed one common factor.
At least one (who may or may not be the main character) is under some form of slavery. Like the Jinni on Aladdin, the djinn character is bound to grant their “master” or “owner’s” wishes whether the djinn wants to do it or not.
Chapter 8 Honeymoon
Why would large, flying (possibly fire-breathing) dragons hide in plain sight?
MOBS OF PEOPLE. Or more specifically, a mob of bloodthirsty dragonslayers.
For those who have not yet read the first 7 chapters of The Earl’s Bad Wife, I suggest you do so before reading this post as it contains spoilers up to Chapter 7.
So on to the discussion!
Why would supernatural beings bother to pretend being part of the “normal” human population when they have abilities that could easily overpower a large group of people?
It’s usually one or a mixture of the following factors:
Chapter 7 It had been a wedding, but — it’s so shocking
Let’s welcome the Year of the Dog with recommendations of books about or (at least) mention dogs. The following show how much the author really loves dogs. And why people keep calling them “Man’s Best Friend”