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Review | RWBY Fairy Tales of Remnant by E.C Myers

Happy Volume 8 release day, fellow RWBY fans! I’ve mentioned this particular show a fair few times on my blog and I’ve been sitting on this review for a few weeks! I wanted to make sure that I posted it when I thought people might be interested. When better to chat about the most recent book than today!

Right now I’m a jumble of nervous excitement!

To try and distract myself for the next hour or so, I’ve been re-reading RWBY Fairy Tales of Remnant. It’s been written by E.C Myers and illustrated by Violet Tobacco. The franchise is based loosely on the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales so it isn’t a surprise that we finally have this book!

The main character, Ruby Rose, is even based on the tale of Little Red Riding Hood!

RWBY Fairy Tales of Remnant

RWBY Fairy Tales of Remnant was released back in September but can be picked up at any time! You don’t even have to have watched the show first. It helps though. I’ll let the creators Rooster Teeth explain what the book is all about.

Synopsis

Fans of Rooster Teeth’s hit animated series RWBY will want to pore over every page of this gorgeously illustrated collection of twelve short fairy tales. In addition to classic tales from the show, such as “The Story of the Seasons” and “The Tale of the Two Brothers,” readers can immerse themselves in eight never-before-told stories from RWBY’s show writers. Vibrant artwork throughout completes the collection, offering new insights into the strange, beautiful, and dangerous world of Remnant.

This deluxe edition also happens to be the personal copy of Professor Ozpin, complete with a foreword from the former Beacon headmaster himself. Fans won’t want to miss this must-have collection, sure to reveal more secrets about RWBY and the stunning world of the show!

Review

The book is exactly as it is described! It has 12 fairy tales from within the World of Remnant. Some the fans have heard of and others that are completely new to us. What I have discovered from being a fan is that there are always hidden meanings within these tales. Something that might seem small could end up being vital to a future plot. Rooster Teeth really likes to keep us on our toes.

  • The Warrior in the Woods
  • The Man Who Stared at the Sun
  • The Shallow Sea
  • The Hunter’s Children
  • The Indecisive King (a.k.a. The King, the Crown, and the Widow)
  • The Grimm Child
  • The Judgment of Faunus
  • The Infinite Man
  • The Two Brothers
  • The Story of the Seasons
  • The Girl in the Tower
  • The Gift of the Moon

If you’re a fan of Harry Potter then you might be getting Tales of Beedle the Bard vibes. Both books are similar in that they are stories from within their respective world. However I feel like there is more depth within this book! You can feel how ancient they are and it helps that you get some additional wisdom from Professor Ozpin. He’s one of my favourite characters so I may be a little bias! Haha!

RWBY Fairy Tales of Remnant

RWBY Fairy Tales of Remnant

My favourite fairy tales from the book have to be ‘The Warrior in the Woods’, ‘The Hunter’s Children, ‘The Judgment of Faunus’ and ‘The Infinite Man’. They are just so well written and, if you’re a fan of the show, then you may be able to make connections with characters.

The Warrior seems to really lean towards Ruby and the past silver-eyed warriors! The line at the end of the tale is just beautiful: ‘I fell in love with her the moment I saw her silver eyes’. Now I’m going to pop on my shipping hat for a second but AHHH! The first thing Oscar Pine said to Ruby when he saw her was that she has silver eyes. It’s probably wishful thinking from a fan but he seems to have a crush on her!

Could this be happening in the future?

I literally could go on forever chatting about this book and might do this on my Tumblr! If you’re a fan of alternative stories, check out RWBY Fairy Tales of Remnant! You won’t regret it!

What is your favourite fairy tale?

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Lucy
    8th November 2020 at 2:55 pm

    I loved reading your review Daisy! It sounds like you really enjoyed reading the book x

    Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk

  • Reply
    Lindsey
    9th November 2020 at 6:09 pm

    Oooh these sound so good. Gotta love some fairytale re-tellings although I’ve realised this year I haven’t read enough, so definitely one to check out. And that books is GORGEOUS! Great Review!

  • Reply
    Mini Bhati
    9th November 2020 at 6:35 pm

    Loved this review. Adding it to my tbr

  • Reply
    Richie
    9th November 2020 at 8:24 pm

    Hi Daisy. Thank you for your review – sounds like a very entertaining book. The genre seems a little Manga-like – is that a fair comparison or have I just deeply offended you?!

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