Kotar names Tolkien as one of his influences. I must say that the novelette The Rusty Blade which I received for subscribing to his blog comes very close in quality to Tolkien who is my measure for the best. Kotar's writing is strong, rich and strikingly beautiful. In my opinion, its sensual quality and violence make it unsuitable for young adults. Read his free sample story, free chapters of his new novel or listen to the free audio version of The Song of the Sirin, the first book in the Raven Son series. Then decide for yourself.
With winter time just around the corner, reading fairy tales to your children is a wonderful way to spend dark evenings together.
Check in again soon for a list of Cinderella books.