Tuesday, April 30, 2013
G121 E-Reading Aphanasian Stories by Rhonda Parrish
Name of Book: Aphanasian Stories
Three of Rhonda Parrish's beloved Aphanasian stories brought together in one collection for the first time!
A Love Story: Z'thandra, a swamp elf living with the Reptar, discovers a human near the village. When she falls in love with him, she faces the most difficult choice of her life, a decision that will affect the Reptar for generations.
Lost and Found: Xavier, the escaped subject of a madman's experiments, and Colby, a young lady on a mission to save her brother, must combine their efforts to elude capture and recover the magical artifact that will save Colby's brother before it's too late.
Sister Margaret: A vampire hunter and a half-incubus swordsman are hired by a priestess to kill the undead pimp that is extorting, torturing and murdering vulnerable girls.
Author: Rhonda Parrish
in Calgary, Canada
1. A Love Story
This is a well written story that reminded me of Daphne and Apollo myth with a mixture of Ravenloft empire thrown in. I enjoyed reading about the character of Z'thandra who is the last of her kind and how she is living with a Reptar. What I also liked about it is that it felt complete and didn't leave many loose ends.
Year it was published: 2010
1. Lost and Found
This story is loosely connected to A Love Story and it definitely had a dark feel to it. There are battles there, loyalty and dealing with personal and inner demons. This story did have a few loose ends and I did wonder if the mysterious Scholar had an appearance in the first story, and so forth.
Year it was published: N/A
1. Sister Margaret
This story was only ten pages long (I was reading it on my digital reader,) and I was sad it was short because it didn't really explain a lot as I had hoped it would. The story is loosely connected to Lost and Found and I would have liked it if it was longer and if a few things would be explained more.
Year it was published: 2006
Quick notes: I would like to thank the author for the opportunity to read and review the book.
4 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)