Sunday 8 August 2021

Book Review: The Fox's Tower and Other Tales by Yoon Ha Lee (Fantasy/Short Stories)

Title: The Fox's Tower and Other Tales
Author: Yoon Ha Lee
Publisher: Andrews McMeel
Publication Date: 5 October 2021
Pages: 114
Format: eBook - PDF
Genre: Fantasy / Short Stories
Source: ARC via NetGalley

In this magical collection of flash fiction fairy tales, encounter science-minded fox spirits, tiger wives, books that can be read by anyone but their owner, and more!

Enter a world of magic and myth, where foxes fall in love and robots build their own dragons. In
The Fox’s Tower and Other Tales, New York Times bestselling author Yoon Ha Lee crafts together short and moving stories of love, adventure, magic, and nature. With poetic language and intricate world building, readers will be whisked away to a different adventure with every new story. Full of fascinating creatures and LGBT+ romances, this collection combines the classic with the contemporary in Yoon’s captivating style.


The Fox's Tower and Other Tales is a delightful collection of flash fiction featuring a range of different, stories, many with LGBT content, and all including magic and adventure. As with any collection of this ilk, some pieces are more memorable than others, but that does also mean there should be something here to appeal to everyone. For me, the stand-out stories were 'The Fox's Tower', 'The Cursed Piano', 'The Youngest Fox' and 'The Virtues of Magpies'. If you enjoy micro-fiction with a fantasy bent, this anthology is well worth your time. For me, it was a 4.5-star read that I would round up to a 5.

I received this book as a free eBook ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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