Awethology Light Paperback – Large Print, 16 Oct 2015
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Top customer reviews
I find most anthologies are a great way to find new authors, and this book is no exception.
Keanan Brand and Amelia Mapstone are just two of the authors that I will be looking to read more books by.
Although hard to pick just a few out of this book of awesome stories, my favourites, in no particular order were:
Enchantments by Claire Plaisted
Seven Years by Amelia Mapstone
Kristen - Witch Hunter by K S Marsden
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I wished I could stay longer at some stops along the way and was happy to just pass through others, but all in all I enjoyed this literary jaunt and was amazed at the diversity of themes all bundled together in one anthology.
The stories that resonated with me the most were Dylan, A Neophyte's Tale, Seven Years, The Falstaff Vampire Werewolves-- yes, Vampire Werewolves, Eternal Arguments, and The Bridge Between Yesterday and Tomorrow.
Overall, this light anthology was a nice collection of happy or nice stories – nothing too rough, nothing too PG-13. Some stories I was familiar with because I’ve read the bigger books they’re matched with, such as “Beginnings – Protectors of the Elemental Magic” or “A Neophyte’s Tale” or “The Dreaded Birthday.” Other authors/stories were completely new to me that I absolutely LOVED, like “Queen of the Small Seas” and “The Bridge” and “Eternal Arguments.”
There were a few, however, that felt a little amateurish in either their writing or storytelling. Some felt rushed, which is understandable because finding the tempo for a short story is quite difficult. One or two I couldn’t even finish because the writing and/or characters and/or plot were just not as good as I would have hoped.
I won’t point out which ones let me down, though, because overall this collection is great and worth a read, and I’m sure some people would enjoy even the ones I didn’t.
There's a story in this book for everyone. I won't blow smoke up your butt and say they were all super amazing, they weren't, but the one thing they all were, was good. There wasn't a single story that felt repetitive or dull or a waste of my time. Each writer has talent that is only going to get better with time. That, my friend, is a scary thought because there is some true talent in this book.
Any person who reads an anthology of stories is going to have his/her favorites, and I'm no different. Six stories in this anthology absolutely floored me.
1: Modern Mythology
2: A Neophyte's Tale
3: Seven Years' Time
4: Little Bird
5: The Dreaded Birthday
6: The Amulet
~~Potential Spoiler Alert Ahead~~
These six stories were staggeringly good. Though if I had to choose just one as my absolute favorite, which isn't easy, seriously, it would be... Seven Years' Time. For one reason. The scene with the mirror. That was beautifully written, evoked emotion...and even reminded me of, The Mirror of Erised from Harry Potter. The author has, just a tremendous amount of talent.
Overall I give the book
4 out 4 Stars