Saturday, October 21, 2017

I am a Handsome Man, Said Apollo Crow, by Kate Elliott

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(Historical Fantasy Adventure) Apollo Crow takes an assignment from the Emperor to steal the sketchbook of a woman whose speeches are fomenting rebellion. (10,931 words; Time: 36m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average
Recommended By: RHorton:5

"I am a Handsome Man, Said Apollo Crow," by (edited by Gardner Dozois), appeared in (RSR review), published on by .

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Pro: Crow wants to complete his assignment for the emperor, but legitimately getting out of the obligation is even better. The seeress wants to continue to promote rebellion, and with Crow on her side, she’s in a much stronger position.

Crow’s abilities are quite interesting, as is the curse he’s under.

Con: The story is mostly loose ends. It reads like the opening chapter of a novel.

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