Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Rules Of Enchantment, by David Klecha and Tobias S. Buckell

Find this book
(Military Fantasy) A squad of US Marines escorts an Elven princess through enemy territory controlled by goblins and trolls. (5,700 words; Time: 19m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆, Average

"," by and (edited by John Joseph Adams), appeared in Operation Arcana (RSR review), published on by .

Mini-Review (click to view--possible spoilers)

Pro: It's completely action-packed, with lots of tension. The marines use magic like any other technology--just as we'd expect from marines.

Con: Although it's a fun story, it's uncomplicated, and the reveal at the end of it makes no difference to the plot.

The soldier's reminders that "this isn't D&D" consistently knock us out of the story, partly because we don't think of salty marine sergeants being familiar with D&D in the first place.

Other Reviews: Search Web,

No comments (may contain spoilers):

Post a Comment (comment policy)