Sunday, September 8, 2019

All in Green Went My Love Riding, by Megan Arkenberg

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★★★☆☆

(Historical Fantasy) At a special girls’ boarding school, the fun and games are interrupted when someone kills a girl from the local town. Margot and her friends are sure they can take care of themselves though. (6,007 words; Time: 20m)

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"All in Green Went My Love Riding," by (edited by Sheila Williams), appeared in issue 09-10|19, published on by .

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Review: 2019.492 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: This is pretty much the story of how the threat developed and what Margot and her friends learned. We also learn that Margot and her friends aren’t entirely human (technically I think they’re satyresses). I have to admit, I was expecting a more magical defense, but sharp hooves work well enough, particularly if the villain wasn’t expecting it.

Con: I’m confused about the ending. Why did Miss Olwen leave abruptly? Why were only some of the satyresses taught to fight? And what’s the point of the reference to Caitlin living in a vagrant’s camp?

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