Fantasy, Short Stories

The Magician and The Maid and other stories by Christie Yant

I received this short story in my first PageHabit subscription box and I was super excited to read it. As you may know, I don’t read a lot of short stories. But I’m trying to change that where possible, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity!

Synopsis (back of the book): Emil was a shepherd who had a power for charms and spells. But he must go in search of true power, in order to some day be king, leaving his love, Aurora to go searching. Meanwhile, Audra is trying desperately to get home, and Miles holds the story book she needs.

Review: I think the premise of this story was really interesting. There was a vagueness to the story that made me want to read more in order to understand what was going on. However, I thought that there could have been more detail. It may be a short story but that doesn’t mean that it should be lacking in terms of cohesiveness. I also found that the characters were hard to connect to and care for. For those reasons, I’m giving this a 2/5 stars.

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