Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Ruby, Singing, by Fran Wilde

★★★☆☆ Honorable Mention

(Dark Fantasy; The Jewel Series) Young Mira has a gift: gemstones sing to her. She wants to use it to help her family, so she leaps at the chance to join a young man who’s hunting for a long-lost ruby mine. (7,471 words; Time: 24m)

"," by (edited by Scott H. Andrews), appeared in issue 261, published on .

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Review: 2018.536 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: Brac gets his comeuppance, and, if Mira is successful in luring her daughter to the cave, she will have provided her family with enough rubies to cover their needs.

Mira makes a lot of mistakes (as she herself enumerates), but in the end, she pays a high price to make things right.

Con: Brac is a cardboard villain, and it’s painful watching Mira fall for his lies over and over again.

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