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Breathe for Me [Kindle Edition]

Edward W. Robertson
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Book Description

Dormun is a wizard--a very poor one. When he's enslaved in the jungle, he's able to do little more than entertain the other workers with moving illusions. But with his friends succumbing to sickness and exhaustion, he must find a way to free them before the jungle claims them all.

"Breathe for Me" is a short story of 5000 words.

Product Details

  • File Size: 162 KB
  • Print Length: 17 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009IZ74T8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,960 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This was a bed time snack for me November 6, 2013
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I am an avid reader and consume mass quantities of material on a daily basis. I rely heavily these days on the great support from Amazon. Since I discovered Kindle reading, they are making the task of selecting new authors and fresh material much easier than ever before. I find it very beneficial to be able to actually look inside the books and even sample them if I want before plunking down up to $20 apiece for a paperback. Anyhow, I digress from the review.

I just discovered Edward W. Robertson a few days ago after perusing one of Amazon's recommended selections. I love Apocalypse stories and was just coming off a downer of a read called Life After War. You can see my disheartening review of that elsewhere. I read through book 1 of his Breaker series in one day. I became hooked on not only the story, but the author's ability to follow a complex plot and fill it with interesting characters that you actually become emotionally attached to. The only trouble with a great story is, they end too soon.

As soon as I finished book 4 of Breakers, I went to the Kindle store to find out what else Mr Robertson has written. I was happy to see several offerings and after a few minutes of perusal settled upon Breathe For Me. I do not normally read short stories even in collections. If they are great, they end too quickly, leaving me wanting more. On top of that, usually the great short story is thrown in as a tease with a collection of stories written by unknowns whom should probably remain so. That's a waste of my time and money. I selected this story mainly to see the way that Mr Robertson developed a new set of characters and a new plot.

I really enjoyed this tale.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Intriguing, rewarding, beautifully written: an Edward Robinson Good One! Not much more to say. I just wish it had lasted longer, but it still left a good feeling behind.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Breathing life into fantasy. January 3, 2014
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This (very) short story by Edward W. Robertson introduces us to a character Dormun - a "spiros" (like a wizard) who has the ability to entertain his fellow slaves by "breathing" characters and stories to life. However, the conditions of their slavery (and the health of one, in particular) forces Dormun to do more than petty illusions - to save them all.

The writing in this story is very good - the characters do grow in the short time we spend with them, the flow of the story works really well, and the curse of a lot of indie writers - bad grammar - is NOT visible here.

All in all, a great teaser story for the writing of Edward W. Robertson. I look forward to more.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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You wouldn't know it from the title alone, but story is essentially about a lowly sorcerer (also termed a "spiro") capable of showing stories by using small illusions who is thrust into the role of leading a slave revolt. A rather entertaining read and I loved this passage "What the gods can't break, they bless. You would be miserable a month after you got back to the paradise you falsely remember. Tragedy finds you wherever you are." Very good book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good, quick read August 20, 2014
By kora87
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This was a well written short story about a group of slaves who are forced to built an aqueduct. One of them has a special ability that entertains the other slaves. At night, the slaves gather around and he tells them stories and keeps them happy and he realizes, that this makes him happy as well. What happens when the man in charge tells him he can no longer do this? The story is not very long, so you should read it to find out.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Great story, drew me in quickly. I am a fan of this authors writing style, the pace and story telling ability are making me want more.

Good short read. Thoroughly enjoyed.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice quick read. August 31, 2013
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Good story that held my interest. Vivid imagery, great flow. Characters were developed well. I found myself wanting more. I look forward to reading more of the authors work.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Breathe. June 10, 2013
By Lisa
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This was a well written little story. I do wish I had known more of the backstory. Also, the ending was so abrupt and unexpected. Still, the guy can write and I will read a few more shorts from him, just to get more of a feel for whether or not he can properly end a story.
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More About the Author

A USA TODAY bestselling author, Ed writes whatever he gets a kick out of. Mostly, that involves robots, magic, and the end of the world.

His works include the post-apocalyptic Breakers series and the epic fantasy trilogy the Cycle of Arawn. A graduate of NYU's fiction program, his short stories have appeared in a couple dozen magazines. He has lived places and owned pets.

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