Tag Archives: historical fantasy

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Less than Noble, by J.M. Riou (40:00)

When a book’s opening gives the reader pause, the clock is already ticking. At that point, there isn’t much time to win them back, but today we see that it…

The Colour of Dishonour by Rayne Hall (40:00+)

Today we see that readers might treat a single typographical error as an aberration if the writing is good, but are unlikely to do it twice.

The Circus Infinitus Stories Volume 1, by Ethan Sommerville (2:58)

Today we discover that telling the reader something is unusual falls flat if you do not describe why it is. What I gleaned about the stories: A mysterious teleporting circus…