Monday, December 3, 2018

Feral Attachments at Kulle Bland Bergen, by T.S. Mcadams

★☆☆☆☆ Needs Improvement

(Modern Fantasy) Harald and Solveig have been studying trolls for years, even though lost their son to them a few years back. When they find a feral child living with trolls, they can’t help but wonder if it’s their son. (4,354 words; Time: 14m)

"," by (edited by Scott H. Andrews), appeared in issue 265, published on .

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Review: 2018.679 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: The idea of a scientific mission studying trolls is amusing. The couple desperately wanting their child back is heartbreaking and understandable.

Con: The author fails to control tense. The story slips awkwardly between past and present tense for no obvious reason. That, all by itself, is a fatal flaw.

After capturing the boy, they never considered getting him to a medical institution. That’s incomprehensible behavior for scientists.

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