Monday, October 12, 2015

La Héron, by Charlotte Ashley

★★★☆☆ Average

In France in 1699, a magical fighter comes to Caen to duel with creatures from faery. (6,544 words; Time: 21m)

"," by (edited by C.C. Finlay), appeared in issue 03-04|15, published on by .

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Review: 2015.314 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: The bouts are nicely described, and the magical element keeps them from being dull.

Con: La Héron is rather unlikable and something of a "Mary Sue." Alex is slightly more likable, but she's too helpless to really be the protagonist.

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2 comments (may contain spoilers):

  1. Now available online, reprinted at Podcastle:

  2. Thanks, refreshed the review to the current format.