Friday, December 18, 2015

The King in the Cathedral, by Rich Larson

(High Fantasy) The usurped king lives in exile, guarded (and tortured) by an automaton--so people say. The truth seems to be a bit more comfortable than that though. (5,664 words; Time: 18m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆, Average
Recommended By: RHorton:5

"," by , appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies issue 166, published on .

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

Pro: It's a fun tale with lots of laughs. The names appear to be humorous as well: Eris brings discord, Otto is a walking engine, and Fawkes is off to lead a revolution.

Con: The story is fun, but it's also lightweight. The places where it tries to get serious feel awkward. And Fawkes' victory over Otto seems to come too easily.

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