- File Size: 964 KB
- Print Length: 133 pages
- Publisher: Del Rey (December 6, 2010)
- Publication Date: December 6, 2010
- Sold by: Random House LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004C43GKG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #726,866 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A Glimpse of Darkness (Short Story) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
This is a story about Munira, the half-human daughter of a fire djinn. She is a Retriever, someone who retrieves (aka steals) things. An evil wizard contacts Munira to have her Retrieve something for him from the underworld, when Munira refuses the wizard holds her father captive until she complies. What follows is a crazy adventure into the Underworld. After the story the first chapters from books by each author is included.
There were a lot of aspects I enjoyed in this short story. Munira as a half-fire djinn has some really cool powers and it was fun to read about that. Each of the authors writes a chapter and tries to play to there strong points as an author. I enjoyed the world and the concepts behind the story.
The things I liked about this story was that it was high action and creative. The e-book includes excepts from the authors' books at the end which was nice. It was a good way to get a feel for the authors' writing style to help you decide if you would like it or not.
My biggest problem with this was that each chapter felt a little disjointed because of the shifts in writing style. It was so apparent that it jarred you out of the story some. So, I had trouble staying engaged in the story. Each author definitely has their own style and focuses on different aspects of writing and it is very easy to see this, but also disruptive to the story.Read more ›
All in all it was good but could of been great.
No matter what the reason, it gives readers a chance to experience and become enamoured with any or all of the talented five within the book.
The first 35% of the ebook is the short story they have written together, after that each author feaures a chapter from one of their own books.
It is an interesting concept and one that is quite difficult to undertake. Instead of each writing a single story and combining them in a compilation, they have each written one chapter of the same tale.
I have to admit I like the idea, because each chapter gives a sense of their individual style and that in turn will most likely entice a reader to seek out more of their work.
As for the story overall, I thought two styles out of the five didn't mesh well with the flow of the story, which made it less spectacular than it could have been.
As for the ploy, that was much more successful.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Four authors write a different chapter of this book and you can tell. It wasn't horrible but it's wasn't great. So an average rating from me.Published 14 months ago by Carolyn F
Each author had a great time with this tell. You could actually feel the thoughts each was driven by. The very excitement gave us some good drama.Published on March 26, 2013 by Kindle Customer
I think all the writers did very well with thier short stories. I would recommend it to anyone, espcially, if they enjoy Paranormal Romances.Published on March 12, 2013 by Jackie Rasar