Monday, March 7, 2016

The Wolf and the Tower Unwoven, by Kelly Sandoval

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(Fantasy) The Tower Unwoven gives animals human form, and old Cresa takes them in and teaches them. But this naked wolf-boy is going to be more trouble than usual. (4,334 words; Time: 14m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"," by (edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas), appeared in issue 9, published on .

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Pro: The core story is sound: the boy wants to be a wolf again. Cresa comes to love him and cannot deny his wish. The details are good; the descriptions make each location very real.

Con: The ending doesn't seem to fit; she loved the boy, not the wolf, and she destroys him and her both. Also, if she has merely become what she was before, why can't she leave the Tower again, just as she did before?

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. She loved the boy, but the wolf couldn't accept being a boy. Cresa doesn't realize that her sister didn't complete his transformation back until the other wolves won't acknowledge him. Then she must use her powers so he can return to his pack. And apparently that's like one drink to a previously sober alcoholic.