Scott Fitzgerald is a demanding name to give your child. Talk about pressure. Fortunately Scott Fitzgerald Gray manages to live up to the expectations of his name.
"A Space Between" is a dark short story. Talk about dysfunctional family. Love, secrets, betrayal, ambition and murder are all part of the game.
Charan and Jalina make an interesting set of siblings. Their love/hate relationship is what drives "A Space Between". Add to that the accidental death of their father and we have the recipe for an interesting tale.
I found myself liking Charan and Jalina. Their love and the murder are very much against societal mores, but society is a fluid thing shaped by its members. Their discovery of two magical artifacts changes their ability to see each other.
It was strange reading "A Space Between". Gray's writing was so beautiful I forgot to pay attention to what I was reading. I got caught up in the flow of the words. I have said this before and probably will again: There are some advantages to being within the autism spectrum. Because my "thing" is words I get the pleasure of finding myself lost in them. "A Space Between" was a word autists/aspergian dream.
For those of you who aren't that lucky rest assured that the quality of Gray's writing is high.
A tale of incest, patricide, love and betrayal. This is one of the short stories in the bookA Prayer for Dead Kings and Other Talesin which all the tales have a sword as the main focus. This story was one of my favourites. It is beautifully written with attention to small detail and most importantly the story is one that keeps the reader riveted.
From the intriguing and magical world of Tales of the Endlands; The Space Between is a tense novelette that pits Brother against Sister, and throws in fratricide, the political demands of incestuous ties and a brace of mysterious and magical daggers for good measure.
A crime of passion leads to the dark, ancient tunnels beneath the floor of the Castle, and the secrets of the tide's remains are revealed in surprising fashion. Revelations, the breaking of loyalties, the portents of dreams and an expertly described struggle to certain death follow, before a grim climax that washes a new purpose and fate over the pair.
If you like well detailed Epic Fantasy, rich in magic and intrigue, then the other short title in the series, Daeralf's Rune, is well recommended.