Story is the language of experience, whether it’s ours, someone else’s, or that of fictional characters. Other people’s stories are as important as the stories we tell ourselves. Because if all we ever had to go on was our own experience, we wouldn’t make it out of onesies.
Tales of Cynings starts out looking like a fairly straightforward retelling of a fairy tale or two. But after the first story it expands into a history of an era in the fictional country of Cynings where it is set.