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2023 Book Review: Dragon Springs & OTher Things

by Raven Oak

A Fantasy, 2023 by Grey Sun Press, 233 Pages 

What I Didn’t Like:

  • Learning to Fly wasn’t my favorite. There are a lot of cliches in there for a short story and some details I just didn’t like. But it’s ONE story and I’m being critical. 
  • Some of the stories employ a regional dialect sort of spelling, which I’m not a fan of. 
  • There’s not really a connection between stories. So, if you like your anthologies to be connected … be forewarned. 

What I Did Like:

  • The stories read fast and keep your attention. 
  • The worlds are interesting enough to keep you engaged and wondering about them. Many of these could easily be full length stories with attention to world building. 
  • Voices for the stories are engaging and unique. The stories read as obviously different, which helps you drop into the mood of the new story easily. 

Who Should Read This One:

  • Anthology fans who enjoy science fiction or fantasy stories. These ones are well done and grab your attention easily.

My Rating: 3 Stars

  • Short stories are a more niche format, but these ones are well written!

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