Jason Weiser tells stories from myths, legends, and folklore that have shaped cultures throughout history. Some, like the stories of Aladdin, King Arthur, and Hercules are stories you think you know, but with surprising origins. Others are stories you might not have heard, but really should. All the stories are sourced from world folklore, but retold for modern ears.
These are stories of wizards, knights, Vikings, dragons, princesses, and kings from the time when the world beyond the map was a dangerous and wonderful place.
The story starts out with one prince slaying a dragon and getting rich. It starts there.
8 July Finished
Two stories of pets, a rooster and a flea, from Italian writer Giambattista Basile
1 July Finished
Agamemnon is coming home from the Trojan War. He has no idea what's waiting for him.
24 June Finished
A story from the Grimm brothers about three down-on-their-luck soldiers who get everything they could ever dream and then do their absolute best to lose it.
17 June Finished
The story of Eglė the Queen of Serpents, from Lithuanian folklore, about a young woman who is faced with an impossible choice: witness the destruction of her family...or marry a snake.
10 June Finished