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Red Hood's Revenge, by Jim C. Hines

They've taken on the Evil Queen and Ariel; now it's time to beat the crap out of Little Red Riding Hood.

Red Hood's Revenge

Penguin Books, 2010, 352 pages

Wars may end. But vengeance is forever.

Roudette's story was a simple one. A red cape. A wolf. A hunter. Her mother told her she would be safe, so long as she kept to the path. But sometimes the path leads to dark places. Roudette is the hunter now, an assassin known throughout the world as the Lady of the Red Hood. Her mission will take her to the country of Arathea and an ancient fairy threat.

At the heart of the conflict between humans and fairies stands the woman Roudette has been hired to kill, the only human ever to have fought the Lady of the Red Hood and survived - the princess known as Sleeping Beauty.

Everyone level up now: Red Riding Hood is a 12th-level Assassin!

Verdict: Red Hood's Revenge is an enjoyable continuation of the Princess series. This is the third book, and while in a lot of ways it's more polished and mature than the first two, it's probably not my favorite, which is not to say it's not good. If you like light fantasy with a variety of interesting characters good and bad, most of them women, examining a lot of issues that often get glossed over in genre fantasy but without using them as sledgehammers, I really recommend these books.

Also by Jim C. Hines: My reviews of The Stepsister Scheme and The Mermaid's Madness.

My complete list of book reviews.
Tags: author: h, genre: fantasy, genre: fiction, review

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