Monday, December 3, 2018

Frozen Meadow, Shining Sun, by Emily McCosh

★★★☆☆ Average

(Fantasy Adventure) Opere’s sister disappeared into the snow, and no one could find her. Opere thinks a fox spirit might lead her there—assuming such a thing can be trusted. (5,496 words; Time: 18m)

"," by (edited by Scott H. Andrews), appeared in issue 266, published on .

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Review: 2018.683 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: The search through the snow with the spirit that might be a demon has plenty of tension to make it interesting.

Words like kitsune make me think this is set in a Japanese secondary world. Not sure if I should call this "silkpunk" or if that's strictly for the Chinese equivalent.

Con: The ending is somewhat dissatisfying; yes, she finds Aimi, and, yes, the mystery is resolved, but all she does is trust the fox and follow it. There’s not much challenge here.

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