Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Drawing The Barriers, by Tamara Vardomskaya

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★★★☆☆ Honorable Mention

(Fantasy Adventure) Mages aren’t allowed to learn crafts like drawing, but Magistra Nonar was a prodigy before she was a mage, and a secretive group wants to use her talent to smash the barriers the separate the worlds. (7,385 words; Time: 24m)


"," by (edited by Scott H. Andrews), appeared in issue 256, published on .

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Pro: Nonar overcomes her fear of challenging the order directly and joins the Group whole-heartedly. The Barrier will come down.

The world building is excellent, although it’s rich enough for a novel and therefore can seem a little much for a short story.

Con: She seems to be indecisive for too long, and her change of heart is abrupt and a little hard to believe.

The story ends right when it’s about to get exciting.

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