Friday, March 14, 2014

The seven coolest fairies in literature

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Becky Ferreira tagged the top seven coolest fairies in literature, including:
Nuala (Sandman series, by Neil Gaiman)

Instead of the familiar arc of an ugly duckling becoming a swan, Gaiman has Nuala transformed from a swan to an ugly duckling in his expansive graphic novel series. Forced to rely more on her brains and character than on physical appeal, Nuala is both empowered and entranced by her master (and super-crush) Morpheus. Just another example of Gaiman setting up and subverting fantasy tropes like some kind of word wizard.
Read about the other entries on the list.

The Sandman is among Nicole Hill's five top graphic novels for readers unfamiliar with the genre yet willing to give it a try.

--Marshal Zeringue