Sunday, February 11, 2018

A Coward's Death, by Rahul Kanakia

★★★☆☆ Average

(High Fantasy) When the Emperor demands a levy of young men, woe be unto he who refuses to go. (2,130 words; Time: 07m)

"A Coward's Death," by (edited by John Joseph Adams), appeared in issue 93, published on .

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Pro: It makes a strong statement against the brutality of traditional empires, but also against the hypocrisy of people like Tiktus who only believe in freedom when it benefits them directly and who are willing to fight for a cause provided others suffer for it.

Con: It’s rather dismal and depressing, and the graphic violence is unsettling.

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