Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Lily and the Horn, by Catherynne M. Valente

(High Fantasy) Laburnum castle hosts key nobles from across the kingdom as well as the king himself for an enormous feast--a feast that's equivalent to a war. (5,223 words)

Rating: 3, Good, ordinary, story

"," by appeared in the December 2015 special issue of Fantasy Magazine (Issue 59): Queers Destroy Fantasy! published .

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

Pro: The descriptions are rich and vivid. The history is mixed into the present skillfully without confusion or infodumps. And the hopeless longing between "Lily" and Yew is made very real.

Con: It's very, very dull.

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