- File Size: 5434 KB
- Print Length: 225 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Notch's Publishing House (June 8, 2017)
- Publication Date: June 8, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0714JQ4WM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #71,426 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Summer of Magic Kindle Edition
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The first story in short summery is what if you made “The Grey” with werewolves. It’s interesting and well-paced.
The Second is a modern tale of magician who gets pulled in to a fight between two covens while visiting England.
Again interesting and gives a good sense of the world that it set.
Next is a story of a psychic’s first job communicating with dead.
It’s interesting take on what it is to communicate with the dead.
The fifth is another tale about psychic investigating the happenings at woman’s home.
This story I think was supposed to be uplifting and give a sense of happiness and rebirth. But for me it was just plan disturbing and more of a start to a horror story.
The sixth story is a modern vampire hunter tale. It’s about a vampire hunter returning to colleague for more silver bullets to continue his hunts. But on returning finds his colleague dead. This begins his quest to find the vampire who did the dead and kill them.
Out of all the stories in this collection this is written like the internal monologue of a fanatic. It’s interesting and well-paced. But the idea of silver killing vampire is something that I’m not really a fan of though.
The last two stories are of mythical creatures living in the modern world, like “Grim.” The first is about a Medical EMT group that specialize in helping and counselling these creatures. The story is one car accident late at night that focus on a mysterious victim pined in their vehicle.
This story sets up a world that I might what to know more about. It gave me thoughts of “Vampire the Masquerade.”
The last story stars a modern goblin, living as doctor, who ends up creating a situation and dealing with the consequence of her uncontrolled goblin urges. This is set to the backdrop of a hospital.
This was interesting and gave me a reminiscent feeling of the show “Grim”
Over all it’s not a bad compilation but can be inconsistent with the writing
The worlds explored within this collection show incredible imaginative energy. From the magic-wielding humans in Dobell’s “Uprising” and the ghosts of Hayton’s “The First Imprint” to the adapting magical creatures from Cavanagh’s “Goblin’s Amends,” Summer of Magic samples a wide variety of what the urban fantasy genre offers today’s readers. Unfortunately, that’s also where the anthology’s Achilles heel lies: the worlds and plots are so tremendous with so much potential that, for most of them, the short story form does not do them justice.
Some stories, such as “Uprising,” stem from book series. As a result, the stories dive too deeply into exposition to ensure that the reader understands the greater world and events that precede the timeline of the short story. The short lengths also throw the pacing for many of the stories and force the plots to become too condensed, but the worlds and characters still make Summer of Magic worth reading.
The author biographies helped me get a grasp on the larger series behind a couple of the stories, and the bibliography will provide good follow-up, especially to “Uprising” and “Gypsy’s Ghost.”
The typos mentioned in previous reviews have been corrected and never detracted from the overall quality of the stories themselves.
I greatly enjoyed being sucked into these worlds and look forward to reading more from these writers.
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