In these three rewritten fairy tales, a young woman decides to marry Bluebeard, though she knows his previous wives have vanished; a boy and his sister learn magic from their stepmother, then are transformed by her; a maid takes the place of a princess on her way to the court of her fiancé prince. These stories were originally published in THE SWAN SISTER, REALMS OF FANTASY, and TROLL'S EYE VIEW.