A Mere Formality
Format: Online short story
Publisher: Ilona Andrews
, Science Fiction
, Urban Fantasy
, Adult Fiction
, Paranormal Romance
, Short Stories
This is actually a re-read but I had to read it again with all of the SFWA kerflunkel.Really enjoy the premise and how the heroine never gives in but is able to manipulate the situation so both sides win.
Ladies and Gentelmen, I believe we have a winner!forgive me while i squeal like a fan girl and dance around...wait, maybe there's a picture to show these kind of things....Nope, I can't find one (which leads me to the thought that using pictures in review is an art of itself, applause).Back to buisn...
The story was confusing at first with three alien powers and many characters but you quickly understand who is who and what is going on. There isn't much action since basically it's an inter-galactic negotiation. It's surprising when the smut starts and a little disappointing that it's all talk. In...
4 out of 5 StarsTo make up for the death of his father during a political banquet, gruff warrior Lord Nagrad demands marriage to quiet unassuming researcher, Deidre. But Deidre isn't so naive and passive as she appears...For a short novella, A Mere Formality packs in well fleshed-out world-building,...
Strictly speaking, it is not really SciFi. Still, it is a funny, light and entertaining story.