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    From Within The Mist
Edited by Deron Douglas
Review by: Tina Morgan
   


















 

From Within the Mist is an intriguing collection of stories bordering on the dark side of fantasy and science fiction.

A superb collection of stories, each of the writers has crafted a highly entertaining and engaging tale. While the stories range from the beginning of time to the far distant future, they all share a common feel and bittersweet quality.

This is the second anthology I've read featuring Sheri McGathy and Jeanine Berry and both ladies are amongst my favorite e-book writers. (This anthology as well as many of the ladies' other works are also available in print.) They are very talented and consistent story tellers. McGathy's The Ancient One swept me away into a world as old as time and Berry's The Face reminded me why I started reading science fiction all those years ago.

Most of the stories featured a bit of a twist and it would spoil the fun if I gave those away. The Price of a Song, by Lazette Gifford features a very unlikely protagonist in a blind musician. Rie Sheridan's Home by Sunset takes the reader to a world where energy is the enemy and The Druid Alicianara by K Allen Cross showed me a different way to think about elves. All of the writers involved crafted imaginative and enjoyable characters.

I did have a minor issue with a horse in the final story of the anthology and as I've often commented on the misuse of the equine species, I would be remiss if I let that slide. Horses are fight or flight creatures by natural instinct. After being shot in the leg with an arrow, the horse is not likely to stand there and wait for a person to come to its aid regardless of how well trained. This assumption about horses by the author jarred me out of the story, and made it a little hard to get back into the fictional world I was supposed to be enjoying.

This minor nit aside, I highly recommend From Within The Mist and give it a * * * * rating.

You can find the anthology at the
Double Dragon E-books website.


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Rating Scale:
* * * * * = Un-put-downable, excellent reading!
* * * * = Good value, interesting reading.
* * * = Had potential, but could have been better.
* * = Slow, difficult to read, could have been improved.
* = Imminently forgettable.

 











 

   
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