The Shoemaker:A Tale of Love, Magic & Unnatural Acts

The Shoemaker A Tale of Love Magic Unnatural Acts alternate cover edition of ASIN B F TGNBELowly shoemaker Edward Cordwainer is desperate for a better life and so he enters an arranged marriage with Anastasia a wealthy merchant s daughter with sca

  • Title: The Shoemaker:A Tale of Love, Magic & Unnatural Acts
  • Author: Kathryn Cottam
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 469
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • alternate cover edition of ASIN B00F7TGNBELowly shoemaker Edward Cordwainer is desperate for a better life, and so he enters an arranged marriage with Anastasia, a wealthy merchant s daughter with scars of her own But when the wedding doesn t lead to luxury and love, Edward succumbs to an erotic encounter with a mysterious woman, resulting in a magical bargain to becomealternate cover edition of ASIN B00F7TGNBELowly shoemaker Edward Cordwainer is desperate for a better life, and so he enters an arranged marriage with Anastasia, a wealthy merchant s daughter with scars of her own But when the wedding doesn t lead to luxury and love, Edward succumbs to an erotic encounter with a mysterious woman, resulting in a magical bargain to become the most famous man in all the kingdom.As the magic takes root, Edward becomes wealthy and well known, not to mention the latest plaything of the Princess Ambrosia, who gets anything and anyone she desires.But magic is a tricky lover As Edward s star rises, darkness envelops Houndstooth when the women of the town start to disappear As events unfold, Edward s one simple wish threatens to destroy his world Blending romance, horror, and gothic suspense, The Shoemaker is a fairy tale retelling about love, honour and the darkest desires of the human soul.For mature readers.

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    About “Kathryn Cottam

    • Kathryn Cottam

      Kathryn Cottam has a B.A in English Literature from the University of Victoria and is a graduate of the Vancouver Film School Screenwriting Program Kathryn has worked as both a story editor and a Judge for numerous screenwriting competitions Her script, Bus Station Zombies, was a semi finalist at the Austin Film Festival Writing Competition and her first novel, The Shoemaker A Tale of Love, Magic Unnatural Acts was nominated for best Fantasy Novel of 2013 with InD Tale Magazine s RONE Awards Kathryn recently completed two story compilations, Three Short Tales of Red and Fabled with Roberta Cottam K.M.Tremills.A gothic novel enthusiast with a penchant for dark drama, Kathryn is currently writing her next novel.



    949 thoughts on “The Shoemaker:A Tale of Love, Magic & Unnatural Acts

    • This book reminds me of Pushing Daisies. It appears to be a cute little fairytale, a treat for the eyes (thanks to the fantastic illustrations), but there is more murder and mayhem than you can shake a stick at. (Just the way I like it!) It doesn't shy away from adult themes either.Edward is a terrible heel, to say the least, and Anastasia is almost too much of a goody-goody. But they're both fascinatingly human in their own ways. The story continually shifts from his point of view to hers, and [...]


    • The Shoemaker: A Tale of Love, Magic & Unnatural Acts weaves a powerful story about choice and consequence. Edward's tale is eerily familiar, as he faces down a classic human struggle - that he deserves more than life has offered.For every misstep that Edward takes, Anastasia makes one that melts your heart. She is bold, generous, and wise. Luring you into empathy as surely as Edward frustrates and fascinates. Cruel or kind, you will fall in love with every character in this story.Kathryn Co [...]


    • This is a re-telling of the “Elves and the Shoemaker” fairy tale, and this dark version is far more Grimm than Disney. Read full review in the 2013 Dec/Jan Holiday issue of InD’tale Magazine.



    • This is a quirky and gripping retelling of the fairy tale, the Elves and the Shoemaker. It begins with tragedy as the main character is badly scarred as a child. As an adult she marries, wanting to move far away to colder climbs. Her husband was kept ignorant of her scars until she arrived, and she was misled about his interest in his shoemaking business. Life goes from bad to worse, with hunger, loneliness and poverty. It seems things can’t get any worse, but then the magic arrives. This is a [...]



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