Saturday, July 27, 2019

Faêl, by Tobi Ogundiran


(Mythical Adventure) Even for an immortal, it has been a long time since Sùr visited his old home, but he has to keep a promise to lay a loved one to rest there. If you can call this “rest.” (4,248 words; Time: 14m)

"," by (edited by Scott H. Andrews), appeared in issue 282, published on .

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Review: 2019.417 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: From the prologue, it’s pretty clear that Elehua and at least one of the missing moons is going to figure in the story. The only question is how and why.

At novel length, would this be an Epic Faêl? :-)

Con: The story has much of the form of a myth, given that the moons are personified, and that makes the adventure part feel awkward. Also, Sùr has almost no agency after he drops off Shiera’s body, so during the action sequences, he’s little more than an observer.

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2 comments (may contain spoilers):

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    1. Thanks, I've updated this review and the 2019 New Writers page.