- Paperback: 66 pages
- Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (November 11, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1439209561
- ISBN-13: 978-1439209561
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.2 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,068,576 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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What Choices We Made: Short Stories from the History of Onweald Paperback – November 11, 2008
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After reading Choices Meant for Gods, I knew I had read the work of a genius and found it hard to believe that it was her first novel.
Upon hearing of What Choices We Made, I was a little skeptical to read it. A companion book to the trilogy? I was wary of reading it as I was afraid it would take away from the power of Choices Meant for Gods. Thankfully, Sandy Lender is an author who loves to prove me wrong.
What Choices We Made was a sheer delight from start to finish. Not only do we learn more about the land of Onweald, but we get to know and learn more about some of the most amazing characters to grace high fantasy literature in years and, though short, this collection packs a whollop!
We get to visit with Chariss and Hrazon when Chariss is a child and just coming into her powers. We find out what happens when two unsuspecting men are charged with the task of releasing a dragon by order of the wizard Hrazon. We also meet with Gella, a young woman who possesses the Geasa, who must heal a king's protector from harm and her heart from herself.
The stories in this collection are a rare gift, a look inside an already amazing world. Each story is a gem, a precious jewel, that shines when you read the words Lender has written. She has crafted such wonderful stories that you can't help but fall in love with the world of Onweald all over again.
Filled with shocks, twists, turns, humour and magic, What Choices We Made is the work of a word artist at the height of her craft. What Choices We Made will leave you wanting more and will fill the need until Choices Meant for Kings, the second book in the epic fantasy trilogy, hits the shelves.
I know that I'll be reading What Choices We Made again and again. It's a treasure that deserves to be read.
This book gives you five short stories like Dunny and Quill, Joveran Border Crossing, Brell's Rite of Passage, and Dewberries and Bonds, plus a deleted scene from Choices Meant for Gods, the first book in the trilogy and a sneak peak at the second book, Choices Meant for Kings.
I thought Quill and Dunny from Dunny and Quill were a bunch of fun characters that fit together, kind of like The Odd Couple. What with Quill being a dwarf and Dunny a human. Even though they good on each other's nerves, they made a great team. Then there was the story of how Chariss became who she was today. What I liked the most about this short collection of stories was that it was like getting an exclusive back stage to experience all the makings of how a character was created and the history behind the book. I think this is a great introduction to new readers of Ms. Lender's Choice books, even though I know they will fall in love with her books as soon as they read them, like I did.