Some stories never lose their grip on us. They compel us to recast them in different ways. For every myth preserved in written form there are variations of the story that did not survive—but are just as true.

Here are five of Ilana C. Myer’s favorite retellings. (A Tor Posting)

Beauty by Robin McKinley
The Outlaws of Sherwood by Robin McKinley
The Once and Future King by T.H. White
The Bloody Chamber” by Angela Carter
The King Must Die by Mary Renault