Saturday, September 12, 2015

The Curse of the Myrmelon, by Matthew Hughes

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(High Fantasy; Raffalon) A fantasy-world shipping clerk thinks discrepancies in his accounts are the result of a curse, so he hires Cascor, a sort of magic-using private detective. (8,972 words; Time: 29m)

Rating: ★★★★☆ Recommended
Recommended By: SFRevu:4

"The Curse of the Myrmelon," by (edited by C.C. Finlay), appeared in issue 07-08|15, published on by .

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Pro: Cleanly written, each scene builds on material from earlier ones. Nice touch with the representative of the Wizard's Guild being part of the plot--worrying about him raises the tension in the earlier parts, and the surprise factor is a plus.

Con: It's a light, fun, story that doesn't take itself too seriously, so it doesn't inspire any strong feelings in us either.

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