When a widowed farmer calls his two sons to him and tells them of his plans for their inheritance, the true nature of what is in their hearts shows through. In stylized language reminiscent of traditional fairy tales from Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm, Bob Podrasky weaves a magical tale of two brothers, a tiny village and a forest, love and jealousy, secrets and magic. While most fairy tales written today are retellings of the classic stories, The Tale of the Farmer's Second Son is a unique, original tale in novelette form. As the author explains, "So many fairy tales are stories of good versus evil. I wanted to write something a little different. This is a story of evil versus evil."