Monday, September 2, 2019

The Mirror Dialogues, by Jason S. Ridler

[BCS]
★★★☆☆

(High Fantasy Scrapbook Story) Fragments of an ancient document tell how a teacher’s lessons about suffering in the city made an enormous impression on her young, noble charge. (3,627 words; Time: 12m)


"," by (edited by Scott H. Andrews), appeared in issue 284, published on .

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Review: 2019.446 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: The secondary world is quite elaborate, although we only get glimpses of it. Beyond that, this is essentially the story of how Marrow Jakku’s efforts to instruct her young charge ended up changing their world.

Con: The story takes too long to get going. The description of the walk into town to teach the young girl about suffering took way too long without revealing a hint of a plot. Only at the very end do we finally figure out what this is really about.

This is really picky, but the roman numeral for 9 is IX not VIIII.

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