Thursday, November 15, 2018

How to Swallow the Moon, by Isabel Yap

★★★☆☆ Average

(High Fantasy) When the princess marries, Amira’s duty to her will end and she’ll be free. But she doesn’t want freedom on those terms. (11,208 words; Time: 37m)

"," by (edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas), appeared in issue 25, published on .

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Review: 2018.658 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: Ultimately, this is a love story, and it's about Amira being bold enough to tell the Princess she loves her and then being willing to fight for her. Saving the world is just a means to an end.

Con: I found the dragon that ate the moon offputting. I was okay with it as a creature of myth, but it bothered me that it turned out to be real—even in a fantasy. Big enough to eat the moon but small enough to be hurt by people throwing spears at it (while it's eating).

The story goes on for a long time before we have any idea what it’s going to be about.

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