Saturday, March 9, 2019

A Hundred Thousand Arrows, by Ashok K. Banker

★★★☆☆ Average

(Indian High Fantasy; Sha’ant) The hero Vrath seeks a wife for the young emperor. Winning one would be too much work, so he decides to steal three instead. (11,879 words; Time: 39m)

This is part of a series of stories, but it sort of works on its own since it's very self-contained.

"A Hundred Thousand Arrows," by (edited by John Joseph Adams), appeared in issue 106, published on .

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Review: 2019.167 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: Once Vrath decides he’s going to take the women by force, we expect a big show, and we’re not disappointed.

Con: There’s nothing to this besides the big fight between Vrath and Shalva, and that goes on way too long.

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