Historical fiction at its best — The Brothers Grimm meets The Thirteenth Tale. I am not the sort of person about whom stories are told . . . And so begins Elise Dalriss’s story. When she hears her great-granddaughter recount a minstrel’s tale about a beautiful princess asleep in a tower, it pushes open a door to the past, a door Elise has long kept locked.
A trilogy that is sometimes called [A] Modern Tale of Faerie, the subtitle of volume two. The novel is set on the Jersey Shore and Black calls it "suburban fantasy, as opposed to urban fantasy". Tithe was one of five finalists for the annual Mythopoeic Fantasy Award in children's literature.