Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Everything Under Heaven, by Anya Ow

★★★☆☆ Honorable Mention

(Chinese Fantasy Adventure) Sarnai seeks to kill a particular dragon to restore her honor. Kee wants to cook a few to see how they taste. They’re quite a team. (5,137 words; Time: 17m)

"Everything Under Heaven," by (edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas), appeared in issue 23, published on .

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Pro: Kee certainly gets her chance to cook quite a few different species, and Sarnai at least manages to wound the great flying dragon she’s after, but both of them find something they needed more: companionship.

Narration and dialogue are flawless.

The setting is an unusual one: a secondary world with Chinese characteristics. It could be fun to read more stories in the same setting..

Con: The story ends just when it’s starting to get interesting.

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