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All At Sea by Alex Beecroft
All At Sea by Alex Beecroft
This fine anthology offers ten short stories by Alex Beecroft, and they are a very enjoyable mix indeed, both a delight for longtime fans and a good introduction to this versatile author's work for newcomers. Running the gamut from contemporary short stories over Age-of-Sail romance to fantasy tales based on Norse mythology, they show that Beecroft knows to write any setting she chooses and puts a great deal of care into her research. The tone of the stories is equally varied, from the heartbreaking self-exploration of "Desire and Disguise" to the lighthearted humour of "Loki and the Giant Chicken.

Some of the stories are tie-ins to Beecroft's older works (I especially enjoyed… Read more
Alike as Two Bees by Elin Gregory
Alike as Two Bees by Elin Gregory
Elin Gregory weaves a deft and well-researched tale of love, friendship and enmity in Ancient Greece. At its very surface, one can certainly read it as a charming and heartwarming romance between the young sculptor Philon and the alluring Hilarion, and it works very well on that level, but it is much more than that - while the two heroes are engaging indeed and their chemistry very believable, this is a story with an incredibly well-written ensemble cast (from the fatherly master sculptor over his cute young apprentice Anatolios and the rest of the sculptor troupe to Hilarion's well-to-do friends and many memorable minor characters) and with a keen sense of using the particularities of its… Read more
By Honor Betrayed by Alex Beecroft
By Honor Betrayed by Alex Beecroft
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"By Honor Betrayed", Alex Beecroft's latest novella, is a perfect example of her trademark blend of historical accuracy, philosophical themes and heartwarming love story. The 18th century truly comes to life here with all its light and dark sides, beauty and culture existing right next to barbarous executions, prejudice, social injustice and crime, and the heroes - Tom and Conrad - are very convincing as men of their time, marked by their respective social backgrounds and beliefs. Nevertheless, their love and readiness to make sacrifices for each other transcends their particular historical period and makes them extremely likable and understandable even from a modern perspective. The… Read more