Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Salt and Sorcery, by Raphael Ordoñez

(Steampunk Fantasy) Orana needs to find shelter after her airship goes down in the wastes of the western desert, but her people know nothing about the place. (9,923 words)

Rating: 3, Average

, by appeared in the issue of Beneath Ceaseless Skies (Issue 205).

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

Pro: For the most part, this is a simple adventure story about how Orana defeats Tiamat and sets the children free. At the same time, she defeats Darden and sets herself free.

The narration is clean and the dialogue is natural.

Con: Her victory seems to be a bit too easy. Tiamat lets her get close to her brain, and Orana destroys her simply by pouring alcohol into it.

We're left with an awful lot of questions about Orana. Where did she really come from? What were those ova all about? What were she and Darden up to?

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