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P.W. Catanese
Hello and welcome. If you aren't familiar with my novels, here's the general idea: I take a classic fairy tale and tell you what happens many years later, using the loose threads of the original story to weave a new adventure (a fast-paced, action-packed, sometimes scary adventure, to be more... show more

Hello and welcome. If you aren't familiar with my novels, here's the general idea: I take a classic fairy tale and tell you what happens many years later, using the loose threads of the original story to weave a new adventure (a fast-paced, action-packed, sometimes scary adventure, to be more specific). Sometimes the characters from the original tales show up in supporting roles. In "The Thief and the Beanstalk," for example, you'll meet Jack, but he's an old man. The hero is a young thief named Nick who crosses Jack's path. This is a fun premise for stories, because the themes of the old stories echo in the new adventures, and I can look at the classic tale in a new and sometimes unexpected way. As for me, I was born in New York, lived near Boston for a few years, then moved to Connecticut when I was seven. I live in a small town in the same state today, with my wife and three children. These days, when I'm not writing books, I work for an advertising agency. Here's a funny little coincidence: The letters in "P.W. Catanese" can be rearranged to spell "Want escape?" And that's why people read books like these, isn't it?
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A Sea of Stars
A Sea of Stars rated it 6 years ago
2.5 stars.It was actually pretty good but my main beef(get ready for some horrible puns) is that it didn't have enough...meat. It felt so lacking. Lackluster and boring. It had such potential. I mean, let's think about this: Set years after "Snow White", we have two brothers, troublemakers both, one...
A Sea of Stars
A Sea of Stars rated it 6 years ago
My main issue with this is that it was blah. You're reading and it's okay, little boring, loose on character development, etc but then, then you get a tiny bit of Jack's actual story and that's when you start realizing that, while it's not the most compelling retelling on Jack's part, you really wou...
Momster Bookworm
Momster Bookworm rated it 6 years ago
The conclusion to the 'Book of Umber' series and a brilliant one at that. Happenstance, also known as the Meddler, is able to see "filaments" emerging from human beings and in touching them is able to 'see' their destiny. It didn't register in my mind, until towards the end of the book, that these "...
Momster Bookworm
Momster Bookworm rated it 6 years ago
The second in the 'Books of Umber' series where the adventures of Lord Umber and his ward, Happenstance continue, as they try to find the answers as to Happenstance's identity. There are some incredible creatures in the story, which for their function and purpose are brilliant creations of the imagi...
Kyahgirl
Kyahgirl rated it 7 years ago
3.5/5; 4 stars; B+I came across this book in my quest for fantasy stories my 12 year old son might enjoy. I think it would be perfect for that age group but I also think most adults who enjoy fantasy would like this story. Right from the beginning there is danger and adventure and all sorts of unu...
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