Saturday, January 9, 2016

Lotus Face and the Fox, by Nghi Vo

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(Fantasy) A nameless child, a petty thief who mourns her dead sister, seeks help from a deeply feared magician. (3,166 words; Time: 10m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"," by , appeared in issue 8, published on .

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Pro: The fox-girl's pain is very real to us, as is the pain of her companions. We don't applaud their desire to become real criminals, but we suffer for them all the same. She wants a different life, and the story ends when she gets one.

Con: The exchange with Lotus Face is too easy. Merely climbing the tower doesn't feel adequate. And what was the price? Is the body dying? Supposedly it was older than the city.

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. I enjoyed the story until the too abrupt ending. What has the Fox gotten from the exchange? Why did Lotus Face want to do it? Is it temporary?