Saturday, December 14, 2019

Witch of the Weave, by Henry Szabranski

★★★☆☆ Good Beginning

(Fantasy Adventure) After their host, the giant Motherman, fell, Percher and Skink struggle to survive on the surface, hoping to meet other people in a world completely strange to them. (7,298 words; Time: 24m)

"," by (edited by Neil Clarke), appeared in issue 159, published on .

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Review: 2019.679 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: Percher and Skink start off as aimless refugees, but in the course of the story, they support each other, overcome a big challenge, and find a new purpose.

Con: This reads like the beginning of a much longer story.

Percher isn’t properly grounded as a character: we have little clue as to his age or gender, although various things imply he’s Skink’s older step brother.

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. Author's blog says that a prequel to this story, “Climbing the Motherman”, is coming out soon in DreamForge Magazine issue #5. He is also working on a sequel.