This is my weekly 52 Books in 52 Weeks post…
by Mercedes Lackey, Tanith Lee and C.E. Murphy
(fantasy short stories)
To be brief:
I like Lackey’s story. It’s a good comfort read for me, as most of her work is. However, if I were to pick out one weak point in this short, it’s that the romance is treated like an afterthought, yet based on the ending it seems intended to be obvious.
Lee’s story was beyond me. I don’t mean anything bad by it, but while the imagery was lovely the story just didn’t hold my interest. I don’t think I “got” it.
Murphy’s story was, in my opinion, the best written of the bunch. It seemed the most complete as a novella, it left nothing to be desired, and it packed an emotional punch. Loved it.