Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Fire in the Haze, by Mishell Baker

(High Fantasy) After ten years, the spell that makes Jal En a woman has started to fade. But she's a seeress in the Temple of Ru, where it's death for a man to be. (8,841 words)

Rating: 3, Unremarkable

, by appeared in the issue of Beneath Ceaseless Skies (Issue 203).

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

Pro: Jal En clearly wanted to be with Tuo again, and after extensive adventures, she gets her wish.

Jal En seems pretty comfortable being either male or female--one gets the impression s/he was both for Tuo at one time or another.

Con: Seems like Tuo went to a lot of trouble. He should have been able to use his magic to open the gate or transform it into a liquid or something. Jal En seems oddly ungrateful--especially considering that she didn't make any attempt to find Tuo for ten years.

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