Into the Forest: Tales of the Baba Yaga

Black Spot. Nov. 2022. 300p. ed. by Lindy Ryan. ISBN 9781645481232. pap. $15.95. HORROR
You may know the legend of the Baba Yaga, the revered and feared ogress who lives with her sisters deep in the forest in a house that spins atop bird legs, but you’ve never seen her like this. Slavic in origin but universal in her ability to transcend time and place and to transform, for better or worse, this anthology collects the many sides of the Baba Yaga as she is, was, and could be. Is she a witch, a goddess, or a cannibal? Is she all or none? A mesmerizing blend of folklore and fairytales, this introduces the Baba Yaga as you’ve never seen her before in a haunting collection of original tales and origin stories brimming with magic, mystery, mischief, and sisterhood.
VERDICT Written by some of the most popular women in horror today, this is a one-of-a-kind anthology and sparkling jewel that will appeal to fans of fantasy, folklore, and feminist fiction.
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