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Strings (Among the Mythos) Paperback – July 10, 2014
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Top Customer Reviews
This is not a long book (only 86 pages) but it well worth the time spent reading it.
Urban fantasy with a dash of Cthulhuian horror. Clever handling of profanity in the story. Great cover. Gratefully, this is not the only book Ruthanne has written; you can find her bibliography at http://ruthannereid.com/.
I had a pretty open mind when starting this story, which is important. Magic and all the creatures usually seen in a fantasy world are a given, and they are mentioned and appear as if they are as common as the flick of a wrist. That said, this book is placed in our normal, modern day world.
The first pages are simply a treat to read; the way the elf is introduced-and his magic-is poetic and beautiful. The introduction to his thoughts and character immediately drew me in, making me like him before the plot even began.
The plot itself held a nice, even pace. There's never a dull moment, and action is nicely mixed with quieter but still tense moments. Even the slower scenes had enough mystery and flair to keep them from dragging. Part of this has to do with the side characters. They maintain their own secrets and hints of dangerous sides, which kept me on my toes guessing at what was really going on or happening.
That said, this is a story which has an anime feeling. The main character is snarky and his actions a bit spontaneous. There are moments where the character speaks directly with the reader, which is a style I'm not necessarily fond of but won't hold it against the book either. There's humor mixed in with the tense scenes, keeping the story refreshing and never too dark or bogged down. It's definitely entertaining and makes for an easy read.
Summed up, this is a short, fun read which is packed full of personality, magic, danger and humorous snark. I only wish it would have been a little longer because I really would have enjoyed getting to know this fey better.
I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
In The Christmas Dragon, we get this side of Grey. He is distant and often appears rude and unwilling to be a part of the larger story.However, in Strings, we see the real Grey. We see inside his soul, through to his magic. He is around and willing to help, so much that he would do anything to protect the humans, at any cost.
Though this was another short story, I thought it was excellent. It is great if you want a quick read, and don’t have a lot of time, but still want something that is packed with brilliant writing and a depth in the world and characters.
I love Grey. His character was created so well. He has a great personality, even if he hides his true intentions and feelings most of the time, as in Christmas Dragon. I love that he is willing to go beyond measures to protect a race that he wants to save. He is exciting and his musical ability is lovely. I found myself imagining the notes he would string together and what the music would sound like.
I really enjoyed this read and cannot wait to read more about Sundered and Grey!!!
I received a free copy from Story Cartel for an honest review.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Grey is an elf, a beautiful, rather self-obsessed and somewhat snarky but, nevertheless, likable elf, who lives in Manhattan, and in this fairly short urban fantasy, he finds... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Tahlia Newland
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from StoryCartel in exchange for an honest review.
Strings takes place some time after the events of The Christmas Dragon... Read more
I really liked the second installment of Among the Mythos I am looking forward to the next one!Published 7 months ago by Cathy Jagos
In book two in the series Among the Mythos Grey is asked by others to be more than he ever thought he could be. He was pulled along kicking and screaming to become a hero. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Brenda W.
Grey is an elf who rebels against stereotypes. He isn't heroic, he isn't evil, he isn't friendly. He is sarcastic, in denial, and deep down, he is scared. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
My Review -
I downloaded this book for free in exchange for an honest review. As usual, I won't tell you what the book is about, but I'll tell you how it makes you feel. Read more
At the beginning, I had no idea what to expect from this story, but as a fan of her other work I was really curious about it. It does not disappoint! Read morePublished 10 months ago by Emiko
This is Grey’s story.
The Seelie feel they are the ones meant to rule everyone, including the humans.
Music is his magic. Read more
4 out of 5 stars! Three months after “The Christmas Dragon,” book 2 in this series, we now follow John Grey, who’s an Unseelie Fey Prince, while he sates his needs in Manhattan. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Jess @ From Me to You ... Book Reviews