- File Size: 168 KB
- Print Length: 42 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: October 26, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009XXC5T4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,426,133 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Sacrifice In Stone Kindle Edition
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The characters were likeable, but not too well-developed, perhaps because the work was quite short, only four chapters. Also, I have heard that a short story is the most difficult to write well, exactly because there is little space in which to tell the tale. So, I consider this only a slight weakness in the story.
The editing was very good. I saw no glaring spelling, punctuation or grammar errors to detract from the story. The writing was pretty good, it flowed well and the plot made sense. I am sure that this author's work will only improve with time, too. I would have given it 4 and 1/2 stars, if I could, but Amazon does not have that option. I got this as a free Kindle download off Amazon, so I think it was a very good deal. Loved the good-looking hunk on the cover of the work.
As I've said in other reviews, Ms. Mason consistently manages to create short stories that feel like large books. The only problem - as a fast reader - is that I finished this book in a half hour. But it was so worth it. I've never read a short story before where the characters had such depth - except in other Patricia Mason stories. And the villain? Most evil creature I've encountered in a book since Randall Flagg in "The Stand". OK, maybe not that evil, but he was bad. And it was a pleasure to see him get exactly what was coming to him.
Ms. Mason's story is so convincing that I will now gaze suspiciously at statues in the museum and wonder if they' staring back at me. Her books are a pleasure to read. I suggest you do so!
While I find the story premise very intriguing and in some ways quite original, the follow through became less so and more importantly it became predictable. That would have been fine if the sex scenes between Mara and Garrick had made me feel that zing. While the first time they kiss is a nice hot little session of feeling the scene where they actually have sex was more like hands go here, mouth goes there and so on. The author told me what they did, not what they were feeling.
Even with these failing, I would recommend this story. Although I really didn't get the zing, the author was able to create characters that I liked. Their interactions were laced with humor and desire. I smiled as Garrick learned about cokes, sandwiches, and the ever popular F word. (the F word isn't used that much, more like she said it and he wants to know why)
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I am going to go look and see if there is a second book! Thank you to the author! I had a wonderful read!