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Red's Untold Tale is an official canon[1] companion novel to ABC's Once Upon a Time. It was written by Wendy Toliver, and was released on September 22, 2015.

Official Summary

Red is 16 and lives with Granny in a cottage in the village, where boarding up the house and hiding during wolftime is a means of survival. Red help's Granny with Granny's baked good business, catering as well as door-to-door (in a basket) sales. Red has a constant internal battle between her wild side and her strict, overprotective upbringing, and the issue of "control" as she discovers she has a hot temper when the "mean girls" push her too far. ("When we learn to control it, we needn't fear it", Rumplestiltskin says in the series.) She has flashbacks to her 13th year when she recieved her cloak and the nickname "Red". She is plagued by nightmares that she doesn't understand, but the Once Upon a Time fans will recognize them as her wolf side coming. Also, the forest creatures that used to accompany her on her deliveries are suddenly afraid of her once she turns 13. She'll be taller and faster than the others at her school, and witty and strong on the outside, though she has a soft side as well. Red balances the difficult times with Granny at home and the girls at school with an emerging and satisfying romance with Peter.[2]

Plot Overview

Chapters 1 to 5

Chapters 6 to 11

Capters 12 to 16

Chapters 17 to 22

Characters Included

(Listed in order of appearance or first mention)

Regular Characters

New Characters

  • Vicar Clemmons (mentioned)
  • Seamstress Evans
  • Seamstress Evans' children
    • "Pirate Boy"
  • Violet Roberts
  • Peter's brothers
  • Florence
  • Beatrice
  • Gregory Oliver
  • Farmer Thompson (mentioned)
  • Mrs. Thompson
  • Fernie Thompson
  • Mrs. Roberts
  • Miss Cates
  • Roy
  • Priscilla Hanks
  • Tucker Williamson
  • Amos Slade
  • Copper
  • Hershel Worthington
  • Priscilla's children
    • Ezekiel
  • Heathcliff
  • Knubbin
  • Gretchen
  • Willie
  • Mayor Benjamin Filbert
  • Florence's mother
  • Timothy
  • Mr. Roberts

Trivia

  • Granny suggests she and Red become bandits as a means of earning more money. She further elaborates by saying that bandits plan distractions to loot passing carriages. Snow White, who Red would later befriend, would go on to become an infamous bandit, and use the very same tactic to loot Prince Charming and Princess Abigail's carriage.

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