Castle of the Beast
Alternate Universe novel by Ann R. Brown
Cover and interior art by Colby Pfeil, three illustrations in color
This fantasy novel is the fable of "Beauty and the Beast" told from the Beast's point of view. Solitary V tries to find ways to fill up the endless days in the deteriorating castle in the all-but-impassable magic-haunted woods which, collectively, are his heritage from his sorceress mother. Soon, a lost merchant arrives, V loses his temper, and you-know-who comes to keep the pledge in her father's place.
Ann R. Brown was a prolific writer and the CRLL owns several of her zines, most notably Sleepless in Providence. Her stories appear in several anthologies.